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cables: Yes had he been able to present evidense as to that argument he might well have won, but he didn't, so he didn't. The decision is just based on the evidense presented, which was one sided.

But perhaps the biggest problem Roy Johnson made was putting the words 'Acorn Computers Ltd' in big letters on his site, he probably never had the right to associate with that name. Had he just put 'Acorn Computers' on it, there would have been a lot less of a problem. His second issue was being non contactable, as mediation may have allowed him to keep the site as long as he removed references to 'Acorn Computers Ltd'.

Unjust? in the grand scheme of things, perhaps. Legal, well thought out desicion, yes. Read the full report if you've not had the chance yet, it's interesting reading.

Also, whilst distastful to those here, it has (at least to me, though not fully legally as nominet dispute resolution is not a court) proved that the new Acorn have a legal right to use the name 'Acorn'. Whether they have the right to associate their brand with the work of the old Acorn is still up for debate ... by MSDW/Cabot 2/4. I have no right to crusade against them on MSDWs behalf, and doing so would open myself up to legal action, from the new Acorn and from MSDW.

 is a RISC OS Userflibble on 7/9/06 1:45PM
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