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From jean-frederic clere <>
Subject Re: Handling of Traffic Server Trademark
Date Tue, 19 Jan 2010 07:48:13 GMT
On 01/19/2010 03:50 AM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Leif Hedstrom wrote:
>> Traffic Server would like to resolve the TradeMark issues.
>> Who would be able to make this call?
> The relevant content is:
>> Y! holds several TMs for the name "Traffic Server", most of which
>> expires soon. Our legal team has proposed two possible solutions,
>> the first being the easiest for us.
>>    1. Yahoo! provides ASF with a letter of assurance stating that we
>>       own all right, title and interest in and to the TRAFFIC SERVER
>>       mark and the four active registrations and that we will not take
>>       any action against ASF or any of its licensees during the life of
>>       these registrations (and we'd express our intention of letting
>>       them lapse and expire in this letter).
>>    2. Yahoo! will assign all right, title and interest in and to the
>>       TRAFFIC SERVER mark including the four active registrations to
>>       ASF [though we'd probably want to make this contingent on getting
>>       through the incubator stage].
> We can run this through Apache Legal, but my take is that we'd prefer option
> #2, which is the same route that I believe was previously used for
> SpamAssassin.


> One issue, as I understand it, is that the ASF probably should not be
> letting marks lapse, and should be maintaining them.  But those aspects
> ought to be ASF-wide, and would come from Apache Legal.




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