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gojeda

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Report: Ferrari bows to Ford legal pressure, renames F1 car F150th Italia [*UPDATE] (Autoblog)

Feb 12th 2011 2:48AM Ferrari would have lost - and would have lost badly - in court. I believe their lawyers realized that and advised Ferrari to act accordingly.

The lineage of the Ford F-150 goes back more than 60 years. In fact, Ferrari is only 1 year older than Ford F series trucks. I believe Ford is telling Ferrari that their truck alone has as much of a heritage as the entirety of Ferrari...and that they need to back off.

The result speaks for itself.



Report: Ferrari bows to Ford legal pressure, renames F1 car F150th Italia [*UPDATE] (Autoblog)

Feb 11th 2011 6:53AM There seems to be a massive exchange of hogwash in the comments in this story.

To set the record straight.

1. There is nothing in US Trademark code that says that 'company A' must actively defend its trademark in order to retain it. NOTHING. Any entity is entitled to its trademark if it can sufficiently prove that they used said trademark publicly before the offending party has. That is ALL what the law requires.

Which leads me to:

2. Jeep did not "loose" its exclusive right to Hummer for the 7-slot grill design. It never had that exclusive right in the first place. In this case, BOTH Jeep and Hummer have a right to use that type of grill - and the reason they BOTH can is just a matter of automotive history.

Jeep and AM General were sister companies under the American Motors umbrella. The divisions were sold off in the 80s. Eventually, AM General brand rights were sold to GM in 1999, though it still remained an independent company. Things came to a head when GM started production of the H3. Since the H3 was a direct competitor to Jeep - and happened to use a 7-slot grille, Chrysler figured it would make for a good lawsuit.

Chrysler was wrong, of course, and lost the case by virtue of the fact that American Motors transferred all trademark rights with the AM General sale in 1983 to a company called LTV - who in turn - later sold those intellectual rights to GM.

Minnesota, powered by Microsoft, becomes first US state to move into the cloud (Download Squad)

Sep 28th 2010 5:41AM If users have a 200 MB limit on their mailboxes (verification of this would be nice), then that is a limitation the State of Minnesota has placed on their workers. It has nothing to do with Exchange itself.

Using Google Chrome's bookmark menu? Get ready to kiss it goodbye. (Download Squad)

Jul 2nd 2010 7:11PM Google is taking the minimalism thing a bit too far.

Traffic light as redesigned for the color blind (Autoblog)

Jun 19th 2010 12:32PM This is a solution looking for a problem. Red is always either up top or on the left.

In this era of tight government budgets, this is a huge waste of money.

Figures show Google Gmail and Docs destroying Outlook's market share. Next victim: Excel (Download Squad)

Jun 18th 2010 6:15PM The trend, the charts, and this article means squat here. If you start out with a faulty premise, you will - inexorably - end up with faulty results.

MS Office does not compete with Google Docs. Period. One is a full featured powerhouse of a productivity suite with extensibility up the wazoo. The other is an barebones cloud suite whose main charm is that it is always just a browser away (most of the time at least).

These are two totally different products catering to two completely different set of users.

The one set of numbers that do not lie are this: Microsoft profits from MS Office have never been higher in its history.

Let us revisit this in a year, but please - next time, make some sense: compare Google Docs with MS Web Office.

Court finds LimeWire guilty of copyright infringement, RIAA cackles gleefully (Download Squad)

May 13th 2010 7:02AM I think I will file this under "judicial activism".

Windows Phone 7 gets the hands-on treatment (Download Squad)

Mar 1st 2010 5:44PM Jan 27th 2010 - The iPad and You

Nov 9th 2009 - Droid Memory Capacity

Feb 23rd 2010 - Nexus One Review

Jan 14th 2010 - The G-Board

Dec 29th 2009 - The Nat Geo Drive

Sept 5th 2009 - Tonido Plug

Windows Phone 7 gets the hands-on treatment (Download Squad)

Mar 1st 2010 1:05PM "While we try to shy away from gadgets and gizmos here on Download Squad.."

^
This MUST be a joke.