William H. Magill on 25 Aug 2008 06:49:39 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] PLUG Logo! And LinkedIn

On 24 Aug, 2008, at 20:25, Brian Stempin wrote:

> People - it's a damn logo.  What are you worried about?  MS using  
> it as their new logo?
> Get over it.

The issue is ... If some other entity uses it, adopts it, for their  
own purposes,
and uses it in COPYRIGHTED advertising materials of their own, then  
PLUG could loose its
right to use it, even though PLUG originated it.

All you need to do is to look at all the patents granted that CLEARLY  
were preceded
by "prior art," but which no one contested because they did not have  
the money which
the "filing" entity had. And now we are stuck with having to pay  
royalties on things
which had previously been "in the public domain" for many years.

William H. Magill
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