MS faces court over Vista

Trademark owner gets retaliation in first

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Microsoft's decision to call the next version of its OS Vista might have a raised a few smiles last week but one Redmond resident is less than impressed. The boss of Vista, a software and services company for small businesses is considering taking legal action against the software giant.

John Wall is the founder of Wall Data and chief executive of Vista which he started in May 2000.

Wall told the Seattle Times: "We're going to consider our options and talk to them." Wall owns vista.com along with the name.

The company is checking whether Microsoft's Vista trademark infringes on its own. Vista provides ecommerce and transaction software for small and medium-sized businesses.

Wall said many companies use the Vista name and Microsoft's decision would create even more confusion.

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