Wednesday, March 16, 2005

No more oxygen...

According to Heise Newsticker, telephone provider O2 is trying to sue Weinmann GmbH, maker of mecidal oxygen supplies.

I am of course sure, that common-sense-impaired lawyers will find a perfectly logical explanantion why some corporation can own the symbol for a Chemical Element, especially as they use it for some abstract phone service while the other corporation uses it to name exactly what it describes since two hundred years: oxygen!

I think I will go ahead and start registering trademarks for hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium, boron, ... ununoctium, and their various isotopes.

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