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English: Logo for the Microsoft Corporation, used until 1987
Deutsch: Historisches Microsoft-Logo
Date 13 October 2008 (first version); 12 September 2008 (last version)
  • Uploaded to de.wikipedia on 5 July 2006
  • Trademark filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office by Microsoft, Inc. on August 26, 1982.
Source Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Jjupiter100 using CommonsHelper.
  • Orginally from as de:Bild:Microsoft_Logo_002.svg
Author Original uploader was Richard Abendroth at de.wikipedia
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  1. Serial Number: 7338210. Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval. USPTO. Retrieved on 2010-08-13.
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