>Did Microsoft buy the ClearType name from HarperCollins?

If it's a trademark then it applies to maps - and as its not related to font rendering technology Microsoft wouldn’t need to "buy" it.

That's why Nike can produce a line of golf-wear under the name Verdana and Microsoft can't do anything to stop them Wink

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/sm-nike-verdana-golf-glove-women--pi-1858868.html

Cheers, Si