Re: [mowbot] Legal stuff

Dominic Peterson (d.peterson nospam at
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 11:30:03 +1000 (EST)

>Gee, wasn't there already a "MowBot" or "MoBot"? It was on the cover of
>Popular Mechanics or Popular Science or Radio Electronics or such. And I'm
>sure that is what it was called one of the two. So the name probably is
>already registered, a long time ago.

No, the Radio-Electronics one was called the "Lawn Ranger". Someone (Robin
O'Leary I think - Yep, just checked) did a Web search and only found two
other references to MowBot. The issue of name registration is a tricky one
- does the 'net count as some sort of prior, public use of a name in a legal

>Jeff Sampson Minneapolis, MN, USA

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