aventari at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 23:37:49 EDT 2007
The (tm) always looks crappy. Can't something about the trademark be
put in a TOS or something instead?
On 4/8/07, Luke Schierer <lschiere at users.sf.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 09:35:21PM -0500, Gary Kramlich wrote:
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> > Richard Laager 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.
> > >
> > > Richard
> > If we do trademark it, are we going to seem similar problems to the
> > firefox/iceweasel and so on issues that debian and mozilla recent went
> > through?
> Potentially. Trademarks must be defended or they are lost. They may be
> licensed, but there are legal requirements (iirc, ianal) on what the
> terms of that license can be. Mozilla decided that the only way to
> avoid losing their trademark would be to license it only with terms that
> debian would not accept.
> I am unsure that Mozilla's interpretation of trademark law is the only
> possible one, or the "right" one (with law stuff, there is generally a
> right and a wrong answer, or at least a more right and less right). It
> is something we will have to look into and consider.
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