I agree. Digital Equipment Corp. started making VAX computers in 1978...and
the VAX vacuum cleaner wasn't seen as an infringement when it came along 15
years or so later...except perhaps by those few blighted souls who thought
that VAX-11/780's sucked... :^)
I'd say keep "bake-off" until they prove that people can't tell the
difference between a protocol and a muffin.
If bake-off has to go, then perhaps the "Connectathon" idea can be extended
to cover IPP.
-- Mike Bartman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Sweet [mailto:email@example.com]
> "Manros, Carl-Uno B" wrote:
> > ...
> > Any suggestions for another term that we can use in the future, or
> > do you want to take on a fight with the Doughboy?
> Seeing as "Bake-off" has been in use for a while in computers, and
> since Pillsbury has little to do with computers or computing
> standards, I don't think they'll be able to prove trademark
> infringement (harm/name dillution in the same market) to a judge.
> Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products firstname.lastname@example.org
> Printing Software for UNIX http://www.easysw.com
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