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From Donald Whytock <dwhyt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Yet another flyer
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:24:11 GMT
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Donald Whytock <dwhytock@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > No, but Apache cares about legal issues, and therefore might not want
> > someone else's trademarks (however valid or frivolous) infringed upon in
> > the context of presenting Apache's own valid ones.
> >
>
> Trademarks apply to a specific class of product.  There is no other
> OpenOffice, Apache OpenOffice or OpenOffice.org that is a software
> application.    This is why the jobs website Monster.com can exist
> along with Monster Cables, or Apple Records can exist along with Apple
> Computer.  So long as we use the full name at first use for clarity,
> we should feel free to use the shorter form in the rest of the
> document.  This has been our practice on the website, press releases,
> documentation, etc.
>
>
Actually, Apple Records and Apple Computer had a very hard time existing
with each other for many years...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps_v._Apple_Computer

...But yeah, I can see that if you lead with Apache OpenOffice it
establishes context.  Thanks.

Don

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