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From "Segel, Mike" <mse...@navteq.com>
Subject RE: Interesting: bigdata is a registered trademark
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:00:16 GMT
Don't be so Cavalier. 
'Big Data' and 'BigData' are similar enough that if they were talking about the same thing,
you would still get sued and the odds are they would win.

You would have to talk to a lawyer, but it gets more in to a question of what or how you define
Big Data.

Is there going to be confusion of what is meant by 'BigData' and 'Big Data'. At the same time
one could probably challenge the trademark.

Its definitely interesting.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ted Dunning [mailto:ted.dunning@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 11:05 AM
To: trademarks@apache.org
Cc: general@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: Re: Interesting: bigdata is a registered trademark


Looks like mahout and hadoop projects need to be careful to put a space in there.

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:

> http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/**tarr?regser=serial&entry=**78980206<ht
> tp://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=78980206>
> http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/**tarr?regser=serial&entry=**78926399<ht
> tp://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=78926399>
> - Shane
> On 8/5/2011 11:54 AM, Ted Dunning wrote:
>> There is a significant chance that they haven't actually registered 
>> this as a trademark and simply don't know what (R) means.
>> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 9:13 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org 
>> <mailto:asf@shanecurcuru.org>> wrote:
>>    I just saw this site, where SYSTAP has a bigdata (r) registered
>>    trademark on their, um, Big Data related software product:
>>    http://www.bigdata.com/__**bigdata/blog/<http://www.bigdata.com/__bigdata/blog/>
>> <http://www.bigdata.com/**bigdata/blog/<http://www.bigdata.com/bigdat
>> a/blog/>
>> >
>>    - Shane

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