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From "Gilles Scokart" <gscok...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: Check of project name for trademark issues
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:00:05 GMT
I'm also wondering if anything prevents someone to register a name the day
after we have checked that this name was not yet registered?


Gilles

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Niclas Hedhman [mailto:niclas@hedhman.org]
> Sent: lundi 11 juin 2007 13:58
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Check of project name for trademark issues
> 
> On Monday 11 June 2007 17:51, Xavier Hanin wrote:
> 
> > Any recommendation on how to use the uspto.gov search? Ivy is a common
> name
> > and I get a lot of trademarks containing Ivy, but I don't know if they
> are
> > relative to a software.
> 
> Good start is to look for "Ivy + Software". If you get hits on that, need
> to
> look at the details, if not I think you should be fairly Ok. Google is
> also
> good for these kinds of searches. Sometimes you will find that even though
> it
> is not protected Trademark, we wouldn't want to step on someone's toes.
> 
> Also, large multinationals will protect their mark even if the business is
> different. So if you know of any of those, then it is time to look for a
> new
> name.
> 
> Finally, all the gray areas, gather the details and post to
> legal-discuss@apache.org, and ask for advice.
> 
> 
> Cheers
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> 
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