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From Henning Schmiedehausen <...@intermeta.de>
Subject Re: Can 'Graffiti' be used for a software project ?
Date Thu, 23 Dec 2004 21:54:15 GMT
"Apache CMS". Though the lenya people would probably cringe. :-/

BTW: In Germany, such a trademark would be void. You could protect an
image containing the word "grafitti", but not the word itself.

	Regards
		Henning


On Thu, 2004-12-23 at 20:16 +0100, Raphaël Luta wrote:
> Le 23 déc. 04, à 17:59, Noel J. Bergman a écrit :
> 
> >> The question was more from a legal standpoint would a Java
> >> based CMS software and a hand-recognition system embedded
> >> in physical devices be considered in the class and thus
> >> infringing or separate applications and thus be non-infringing ?
> >
> > You'd have to check with our lawyer(s), but I'd think that another name
> > might be a good idea.  You might look at the etymology of graffiti, 
> > and see
> > if you like something related:
> >
> >  graffito
> >  grapheion
> >  graphion
> >
> >  ref: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=graffiti
> >
> 
> Yeah, I'll advise Christophe and David in this direction. :(
> 
> I still think a generic guideline on which trademark class we should 
> look
> would be useful for future projects though...
> 
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