Just because there are significant changes, doesn't mean it's a new version, it just means that there have been significant changes between now and the start of chrome's innings ;)
Hm, interesting. But the catch here is that I don't really think it's on to the next version yet. More importantly, there's no rule that says subversions can add up to significant changes, if it's all gradual. A new release should be a jump, with new features that make it worth more than the last subversion of the previous one. My perspective on it at least.
How about we slap a copyright on "Lynx"? That sounds the most likely to me :)
Well, I meant for a computer operating system. If I create an operating system (yes, even a bad one) and call it "Bobcat", then I could sue Apple if they ever use the same name for their operating system. I wouldn't use "OSX" in the title, but they couldn't, for example, call something "OSX 10.8 Windows", since Microsoft owns that name as applied to operating systems. Likewise if I create "Bobcat" they can't use that. (Someone should have done that with Lion; it was obviously coming. At this point I have no idea what's coming next, though. Perhaps Tabby.)
[There are rules about "inevitable discovery" so perhaps that argument could be made-- Apple is so obsessed with cats they'd eventually find "Bobcat" :p]