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From "Andrew Jaquith (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JSPWIKI-547) Project name trademark issues
Date Wed, 27 May 2009 18:33:45 GMT


Andrew Jaquith commented on JSPWIKI-547:

@Harry: NameProtect is a commercial service that requires a login (and presumably, the payment
of fees, although their website doesn't say so directly). The Apache guidance on project naming
at doesn't say anything about using NameProtect.
I think the due diligence I've performed should be satisfactory.

@Janne: You are right that trademarks may form through repeated use. And yes, it would be
a little weird if the ownership of the trademark JSPWiki passes to Apache, but not the domain Seems to me you have three choices:
* Grant Apache rights to use the JSPWiki trademark, but retain ownership yourself (which I
suspect is a non-starter)
* Transfer the ownership of "JSPWiki" to Apache, but retain the rights to use
for your use
* Pick another project name (not JSPWiki) that fulfills Apache naming guidelines, but doesn't
infringe your trademark. I suspect this is also a non-starter.

Not sure how to proceed here. As far as demonstrating non-infringement is concerned, I think
we're done. Putting together a "side-letter" agreement between Janne and Apache, it seems
to me, would be a separate task.

> Project name trademark issues
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: JSPWIKI-547
>                 URL:
>             Project: JSPWiki
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Janne Jalkanen
>            Assignee: Andrew Jaquith
>             Fix For: Graduating
> Check project name trademark issues.  Question, what about domain?

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