Mozilla Wins XUL Motor of the Year 2003 Award

Saturday January 3rd, 2004

Gerald Bauer writes: "The Richmond Post — a news blog chronicling the XUL Revolution — announced the winners of the XUL Motor of the Year 2003 award today [Friday]. Mozilla leads the pack with 98 votes (31%) followed by two Java XUL motors (Swix and Thinlet) and a Flash XUL motor (Zulu)."

Given that Mozilla is the only "XUL motor" on the award shortlist to actually support the XUL specification, it is hard to see how anything else could have won. Unless of course you use 'XUL' to mean any XML-based declaritive markup language, in which case you probably also use 'Java' to refer to any object-oriented programming language and 'English' to describe any language that uses the Latin alphabet.

#57 Re: Refusal on Basis of Descriptiveness

by jgraham

Friday January 9th, 2004 1:37 AM

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Explain to me how the term "XUL" is a generic term that describes the function of the product. In your answer, you shoukd consider the following:

1) There is no evidence from any online trademark search I can find that the expansion of a trademarked acronym is relevant in the slghtest

2) Insofar as I understand the results of the uspto trademark serach, CERN managed to register a trademark on the term html.