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Hi all,

Short translation is that there is a patent claim which references to
PivotTable as trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Within the last
years this was always named as reason why OOo needs to use the term
"Datapilot" - I have no idea if (and how) this situation did change
recently. In fact there might be an agreement between Oracle and MS
which covers OOo .. but surely not LibO.

Any ideas on this?

Well, the people at Sun were right.

PIVOTTABLE is a registered federal US trademark, assigned to Microsoft Corp.

It is also registered at least in France.

At the European Community Trademark Office :

and no doubt elsewhere in the world.


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