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From Kazunari Hirano <khir...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Time for the ASF to send an Open Letter?
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:56:50 GMT
Hi Rob and all,

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> I don't think so.  Part of protecting a brand is to prevent "confusing
> similarity".,  For example, we could not go out and sell soft drinks
> under the name "Coca-Cola.org" or pizza under the name "Pizza
> Hut.net".

I see.

In Japan "OpenOffice" is the registered trademark (No.4688483,
registered on July 4, 2003) [1] owned by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.[2]

[1] http://www1.ipdl.inpit.go.jp/syutsugan/TM_DETAIL_A.cgi?0&2&0&1&5&132153723258785500651374
[2] http://www.fujixerox.co.jp/company/about/oof.html

We have been using "OpenOffice.org" for a long time in Japan, no problem.
:)

Thanks,
khirano

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