Thu, 12 Jun 2003 05:28:21 GMT

Lawsuit against Apple for use of term ‘Unix’ in Mac OS X marketing winds through courts. “Apple Computer is being sued by The Open Group, the San Francisco company that claims ownership of the Unix trademark, for using the term Unix in conjunction with its Mac OS X operating system without a license. Apple has countersued, asking a judge to declare that the trademark is invalid, because the term Unix has become generic. Though initiated nearly 18 months ago, the case has not yet gone to trial. According to a motion filed with the court Tuesday, both companies want to have… [MacDailyNews]

Lawyers are just having so much fun. We will know that this has all come of age when we see a TV show dealing with an IP lawyer.