Strange article via NameProtect regarding a German lawyer hassling Linus Torvalds, owner of the LINUX trademark, in Germany. Misinformation, possible due to bad translation: while German trademark law does contain a 5 year user requirement, a German registration does not expire after 5 years as the article implies (German trademarks have 10 year terms, same as the U.S.). If challenged in a cancellation proceeding, Torvald would have the opportunity to show that he uses or authorizes the use of the LINUX mark in Germany. However, the article is a report of this original article in German (which I cannot speak) and maybe it gets it right. There is apparently no reference to Tux the penguin in the article. More on Tux here.