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How long before...

...someone gets confused and tries to insert a backup tape into Robert Kilroy-Silk?

This is not the political party you're looking for...


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Feb. 2nd, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
It did occur to me that the name wasn't exactly unused. I suspect there might be some legal objections. I mean, you wouldn't call your party the Microsoft party, would you?
Feb. 2nd, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
Though the prospect of Kilro-Silk spending all day fielding software inquiries would be poetic justice.
Feb. 2nd, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
Depends if the usages clash - consider Apple Music and Apple Computers.

(Thanks for reminding me to photocopy a trade mark certificate - nearly forgot!)

Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
Are you presenting the two Apples as an example where usages don't clash? Apple vs. Apple has kept a lot of lawyers gainfully employed over the last few decades, and every ten years or so, Steve Jobs ends up paying over a huge amount of cash to Apple Corps.
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
They both exist, and had agreed that they were quite happy. Until Apple Computers went into music-related stuff...
Feb. 2nd, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
They both exist, and had agreed that they were quite happy

In the courts, after a trademark suit brought by Apple Corps.
Feb. 2nd, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
There was a court case back in the eighties, which is when Apple Computer agreed to a) pay them and b) not go into music. There's been another one recently. Maybe one in between too. And apparently when Apples actually did start coming with sound hardware, the sound that they made on boot was called "sosumi". Ho ho.
Feb. 2nd, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
I note that his former UKIP colleagues promptly renamed his new party as Vanitas, which seems much more appropriate. Perhaps if we all started calling it that, the name might stick.
Feb. 2nd, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
I've been referring to it as Inanitas, which is similarly fitting.
Feb. 2nd, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
I presume it's pronounced "veritarse"?
Feb. 3rd, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
Richard (of Richard and Judy fame) asked RKS that same question last night. His face was a picture...
Feb. 3rd, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
I've got some old reel tapes from a Vax if anyone wants to try...

(And I know just where to stick them too)

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