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From Jacopo Cappellato <jaco...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Misuse of the ASF's OFBiz trademark
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:45:50 GMT
On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 11:44 AM, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com>

> 1. [...] HotWax Systems, which violates the Apache trademark by owning the
> top level domain ‘ofbiz.us’ [1] (Us OFBiz) since 2010.

2. [...] several ‘ofbiz-community’ top level domains [2] which don’t
> (re)direct towards ofbiz.apache.org
> 3. [...] several top level domains which don’t (re)direct towards
> ofbiz.apache.org
> 4. [...] Nereide (in France) which owns the domain ‘ofbiz.fr’ [4].
(Moving dev@/user@ to bcc: to avoid mixing public/private lists)

Users should report potential trademark misuses of the OFBiz marks to the
private list as explained here:


The OFBiz PMC, with the help of the Apache Trademarks group, is actively
working at protecting the project's marks by researching for and logging
potential misuses (the ones you have reported above will be added to the
list if not already there), reviewing and analyzing them and then privately
contacting the third parties for which the violations have been confirmed
(like we did with your site).

Jacopo Cappellato
Vice President, Apache OFBiz
The Apache Software Foundation

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