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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: Jini Specifications
Date Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:47:42 GMT
In other words, Jini is not encumbered by Trade Mark, so if we create a 
sub project to maintain the Jini specifications, we can just call it Jini.

Cheers,

Peter.

Peter Firmstone wrote:
> Jeff Ramsdale wrote:
>> As I recall (and this is in no way a definitive answer), Sun declined
>> to maintain the trademark--it takes an infusion of cash paid to the
>> government periodically. Therefore Jini is no longer an active
>> trademark. This intent was stated prior to the donation to the Apache
>> Foundation and, of course, the Oracle takeover. If this is all true,
>> what I don't know is how long the last trademark payment was good for.
>>   
>
> We need evidence.
>
> On Thursday, January 27, 2005, a U.S. federal trademark registration 
> was filed for JINI. This trademark is owned by *Sun Microsystems, 
> Inc.* 
> <http://www.trademarkia.com/company-sun-microsystems-inc-1174307-page-1-2>, 
> Santa Clara, CA 95054. The USPTO has given the JINI trademark serial 
> number of 78554924. The current federal status of this trademark 
> filing is ABANDONED - NO STATEMENT OF USE FILED.
>
>


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