Can extensions be trademarked? (.asp, .php etc.)
Posted on 2004-09-01
I have developed a proprietary web scripting language and I need an extension to associate the scripts with.
1. If I were to use .asp (acronym for Alpine Server Pages) as the extension for my scripts,
could Microsoft successfully sue me for using .asp as an extension?
2. If I were to used .alp as the extension for my scripts, and five years from now a larger company
trademarked .alp as an extension, could I be successfully sued?
In your comments, please identify your qualifications (or lack there of) so I will know how safe I am following your advice :-)