Microsoft Clarifies Trademark Policies

REDMOND, Washington — January 4, 1995 — In response to customer inquiries, Microsoft today clarified the naming policy for Bob™, its new software product designed for computer beginners. Contrary to rumors, Microsoft will not demand that all persons formerly named “Bob” immediately select new first names. “I don’t know where these rumors come from,” commented Steve Balmer, Microsoft Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Support. “It’s ridiculous to think Microsoft would force people outside the computer industry to change their names. We won’t, and our licensing policies for people within the industry will be so reasonable that the Justice Department could never question them.” Balmer said employees of other computer companies will be given the opportunity to select new […]

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