travis at newcovsoft.com
Tue Apr 10 09:51:39 EDT 2007
My question is... does trademarking really reflect the spirit of the Pidgin
community? Aren't any of us upset that AOL abused their trademark? I guess
before Pidgin goes that way everyone should have a good look at the license
that would be used.
I'm all for protecting us from getting hit again, but I think the
restriction of use (especially in relation to this application and any
branches that others may create) is really against the open source culture.
(thinking redhat here)
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On 4/9/07, Mark Spencer <markster at digium.com> wrote:
> You can start using (TM) even before you have a registered mark. THe (R)
> comes later.
> On Sun, 8 Apr 2007, Sean Egan wrote:
> > On 4/8/07, Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com> 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.
> > -s.
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