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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Wookie IP clearance
Date Fri, 24 Jul 2009 02:00:53 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Jim Jagielski wrote:
> > William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> >> Jim Jagielski wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Are we cool with the name 'wookie' as a mark??
> 
> ...
> 
> > Just closing the loop on the various trademark debates being done
> > on prc@ and members@, of course.
> >
> > It's called oversight.
> 
> Thanks Jim,
> 
> I did do a trademark check before proposing it. It is mentioned in the
> documentation somewhere, but it may make sense for us to add a section
> to the proposal template to indicate the search has been done.
> 
> Unless someone objects I will add a section, with links to the
> relevant search engines in the UK and US (please provide other links
> too if you have them to hand).
> 
> I guess the minimum check would be the US, with suggested checks in
> other territories.

Please also consider:
http://www.apache.org/dev/project-names.html

Perhaps the template needs to refer to that too.

There is more to such issues than just a quick trademark search.

-David

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