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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trademark registration
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:14:21 GMT
Podlings are not part of the Foundation (yet), so cannot get trademark
registrations.

The Trademark/Brand peeps will assist with looking at the future
possibility, post-graduation.

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 4:00 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes <stain@apache.org>
wrote:

> On 30 November 2016 at 09:51, Ian Dunlop <ianwdunlop@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I saw the following on trademark registrations
> > http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/register#register and wondered if
> > this was possible for incubator projects or only for those which have
> > graduated. Any ideas?
>
> I think it makes most sense for graduated projects; a podling project
> is not guaranteed to graduate from the Incubator and might choose to
> say move to a GitHub-only model.  This could then require a project
> rename beyond removing "Apache", as ASF would have the trademark
> registration and there might not be a new legal entity to move the
> trademark to.
>
> But that said, I don't think there's anything stopping such a
> registration for podlings - not sure if policy-wise that would need to
> include "(incubating)", which perhaps would look odd in a trademark.
>
>
> --
> Stian Soiland-Reyes
> http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
>
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