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Microsoft to Argue Damage To Its Trademarks

Microsoft will tell a European Union judge the EU’s antitrust ruling forcing the company to offer a version of Windows without a video and music player will damage its biggest trademarks…”The copies of that degraded version would be in the market and there would be no practical way to retrieve them,” Microsoft said in a 55-page filing.

“Microsoft will have to prove that, on first view, that there are good arguments to show that the Windows operating system and media player are the same market,”[ Kurt Haegeman, a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie in Brussels] said. “If they can show that, then they have to prove serious and irreparable harm.”