Mobilix whups Astérix
According to what we can decipher from Babelfish, which is notorious for butchering German, we're fairly confident that German mobile Unix developer Mobilix has beaten "Astérix et Obélix" publisher Editions Albert René in a trademark suit.
The offended publisher apparently believed that Mobilix was so close in look and sound to its own mark that children might inadvertently end up buying software instead of comic books.
"In the verbal negotiation the regional court has Munich the complaint rejected. The court appreciated the arguments of the plaintiff, could however nevertheless no danger of mistake between Obélix and mobile ix recognize. The process was visited from supporters the Linux Community, the attorneys interested by representatives of the technical literature and (among other things Guenter baron von Gravenreuth)," Babelfish informs us.
We think that means the good guys won.
The German version of the Mobilix announcement is posted here. ®
And here's an English version [thanks to Mike Smith and dkimchi]