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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Mayhem proposal
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:23:16 GMT
Putting trademarks into the loop.

Trademark people, any comments to Simones mail? I am not sure if a
commonly used word like "Mayhem" can be a matter of an trademark

Thanks in advance,
Christian

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi@apache.org> wrote:
> Good morning President :)
>
> Gianugo pointed me to the homepage of Make Mayem[1] and I found a
> trademarked software[2] which is called Mayhem as well.
> Trademarkia shows that more than 10 pages of results of products are
> registered with the name "Mayhem", which I suspect is a daily used
> word in English language, especially in the US.
>
> Giving an overview:
>
>  * _Make Mayhem_ is an application that lets you connect trigger
> events to reactions. Unlike writing a program, you simply select an
> event and a reaction, and then turn on the connection. Voila! No code
> or app required.
>
>  * _Mayhem_ is a computer software for use in the encryption and
> decryption of digital files, including audio, video, text, binary,
> still images, graphics and multimedia files
>
>  * _Apache Mayhem_ aims to create a community focused on the
> development and maintenance of a set of Google Guice extensions
>
> My question - IANAL and don't aim to be :P - is: where the legal
> issues comes out? We don't aim to "invade" someone else's domain...
> If the Mayhem is a trademark by Grey Heron Technologies, LLC for a
> software, aren't Outercurve's guys violating a TM?
>
> Sorry if asking silly questions, many thanks in advance!
> best,
> -Simo
>
> [1] http://www.makemayhem.com/
> [2] http://www.trademarkia.com/mayhem-85483903.html
> [3] http://www.trademarkia.com/trademarks-search.aspx?tn=Mayhem
>
> http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/
> http://simonetripodi.livejournal.com/
> http://twitter.com/simonetripodi
> http://www.99soft.org/
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
>> Different topic: Is there a potential naming/trademark
>> issue related to a pre-existing project?
>>
>>         http://www.outercurve.org/Galleries/InnovatorsGallery/Mayhem
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
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