PRESS RELEASE March 17, 2000

Court Dismisses Microware Systems Suit Against Apple

CUPERTINO, California—March 17, 2000—The United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa has dismissed Microware Systems Corporation's lawsuit seeking to enjoin Apple from using the name “Mac OS 9” for its current operating system release.
In dismissing the case, the court held that Apple is entitled to use the Mac® OS 9 name under the doctrine of “fair use”. The court also issued an order denying Microware's motion for a preliminary injunction.
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