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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Yet another flyer
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:29:48 GMT
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM, David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 August 2013 23:17, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
>
> http://openoffice.nl/merkenregistratie
>
> Are you quite sure this applies? I presume Apache legal have in fact
> done some hard thinking on this point.
>

The name "Apache OpenOffice" was reviewed and approved as part of the
graduation process.  We own the registered trademark for
"OpenOffice.org" as well.

So the use of a different mark "Open Office" (with a space), for a
different class of product, in a different country, is not relevant.

Regards,

-Rob

>
> - d.
>
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