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    Microsoft Clarifies Trademark Policies
    REDMOND, Washington - January 4, 1995 - In response to customer inquiries, Microsoft today clarified the naming policy for Bob(tm), 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 names, and will also be offered a licensing option allowing them to continue using their former names at very low more...

    REDMOND, Washington-January 4, 1995-In response to customer
    inquiries, Microsoft today clarified the naming policy for Bob(tm),
    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 names, and will also be offered a
    licensing option allowing them to continue using their former names
    at very low more...

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