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From Davide Carnovale <francesco.davide.carnov...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Accept Wave for incubation
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:48:56 GMT
+1

2010/12/2 William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>

> On 11/23/2010 8:11 PM, James Purser wrote:
> > While Google owns the Google Wave trademark, they don't own the very
> generic
> > "Wave".
> >
> > Apache Wave will be a separate thing and unaffected by any trademark that
> > Google owns.
>
> Wrong.  The ASF is always affected by other's Trademarks, which is why we
> simply don't use them.  These can be either Registered Marks or
> unregistered
> but well known marks.  Wave is now a very well known mark.
>
> Look, it's simple enough for Google Legal to state that it unconditionally
> licenses the of the "Apache Wave" name to the ASF at no cost, retaining all
> claims to "Google Wave" and the Google Wave graphic.  Of for Google Legal
> to simply disclaim all rights or interests in the "Wave" mark, alone.
>
> The fact is that Wave itself is not a strong mark.  But used *in the same
> space* as Google Wave, e.g. if Skype introduced Skype Wave to do something
> very similar, Google would find itself on strong ground to contest the use
> of their [unregistered] mark.
>
>
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