Sean Egan seanegan at
Sun Apr 8 21:36:24 EDT 2007

On 4/8/07, Richard Laager <rlaager at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 18:17 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> > Also, we may now start using ™ in
> > conjunction with the word Pidgin as a precursor to registering a
> > trademark, if we decide to do that. Thoughts?
> I'd like to avoid the stupid ™ unless it's necessary from a legal
> perspective. I think we should register Pidgin as a trademark, unless
> the fees are really excessive.

They are not excessive ($200-300, I think), but you are not allowed to
register a trademark until you're actually using the mark in trade,
which we're not yet doing. This is something we can only do after a
release. a ™ is certainly not necessary, but would be a good way to
assert our interest in protecting this mark until we're able to
legally register it.


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