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Phoenix and Minotaur to be renamed Firebird and Thunderbird

Monday April 14th, 2003

Asa Dotzler writes: "After months of discussion and further months of legal investigation, we're finally comfortable moving forward with new names. The new name for the Phoenix browser is 'Firebird'. The documentation and product strings will be updated soon. In addition to securing Firebird, we've also got the OK from those contributing legal resources to use the name 'Thunderbird' for a mail client. Hopefully this will be the end of naming legal issues for a while."


#6 Re: Sorry, but "Firebird" is taken

by exotrip

Monday April 14th, 2003 7:26 PM

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If they get as upset as you, then they can sue. Trademarks must be actively protected, and if they don't fight, then it is fair game.