Re: Symantec asks G4L to stop infringing on Ghost name
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 07, 2007 09:27 PM
What you say is unfortunately true, but doesn't apply in this case. Trademarks apply to particular domains. E.g. you can have "Opus Pizza" and that doesn't infringe on "Opus Car Hire". In the case of copying software, ghost is probably a term that didn't exist before Symantec started using it. It's a pretty non-obvious term and so if it wasn't in use before they used it it's perfectly protectable. The arguments about the G would probably be more subtle. The better argument is that the name is now generic since everybody talks about "ghosting".