Every mac fanboy on the planet, on the other hand, will now be totally pumped to use the new iLaunchpad. Until Canoncial sues them for it. Which they had better do.
Last edited by FuturePilot; October 23rd, 2010 at 10:08 PM.
I seriously doubt there will be a lawsuit over this. If so this whole issue is merely Apple sliding a rook into position.
Companies don't all (or always) go to court with each other over trademark issues, and it would be exceptionally stupid to do so on a whim
(And if Canonical did waste money & time initiating such a thing, I would be rather annoyed with them)
It may be a good idea for them to make a point that they run a web service with the name Launchpad; in that area they have a trademark. Beyond that, as long as they have clearly defended their own turf, nobody is hurting anyone.
Especially if Apple decides to be amazingly friendly and renames their product even when it isn't a trademark infringement. (Software is a big field).
This discussion badly needs a mention of Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by ignorance.
Apple's marketing people should probably learn how to use Google, though.
Last edited by Mr. Picklesworth; October 23rd, 2010 at 07:48 PM.
Maybe Apple will license the trademark from Canonical, just like they already do from Cisco (for iPhone/iOS).
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