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Short Take: Apple wins right to use OS name

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa has dismissed Microware Systems' lawsuit seeking to enjoin Apple from using the name "Mac OS 9" for its current operating system release. Microware filed the lawsuit because it also offers software called "OS 9" that is used in diferent markets. The court said that Apple is entitled to use the Mac OS 9 name under the doctrine of "fair use." The court also issued an order denying Microware's motion for a preliminary injunction.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa has dismissed Microware Systems' lawsuit seeking to enjoin Apple from using the name "Mac OS 9" for its current operating system release. Microware filed the lawsuit because it also offers software called "OS 9" that is used in diferent markets. The court said that Apple is entitled to use the Mac OS 9 name under the doctrine of "fair use." The court also issued an order denying Microware's motion for a preliminary injunction.