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From j.@jmason.org (Justin Mason)
Subject Re: Registering the SpamAssassin trademark
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:06:56 GMT

Jim Jagielski writes:
> 
> On Sep 2, 2008, at 10:03 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 9:00 PM, Daryl C. W. O'Shea
> > <spamassassin@dostech.ca> wrote:
> >> Howdy,
> >>
> >> One of our better known SpamAssassin users have been prodding us to  
> >> have
> >> the SpamAssassin trademark registered now that Hormel has lost,
> >> apparently hundreds of, cases objecting trademarks containing "spam".
> >>
> >> Apparently (I don't recall at the moment) the ASF tried once before  
> >> to
> >> have the mark registered and now that there's been a bunch of "spam"
> >> trademarks registered we should have no problem getting the mark  
> >> registered.
> >>
> >> My questions... is this something the ASF would like to have happen  
> >> and
> >> how can we go about making it happen?
> >
> > The PRC (prc@apache.org) is responsible for enforcing the ASF's marks.
> > Registration may or may not be necessary for them to do so, but may
> > be helpful.  If the PRC decided this was worth pursuing, and the cost
> > was on the order of $500 or less (as Larry has indicated), then I see
> > the board approving the expenditure.  Particularly if SpamAssassin
> > users are asking for this.
> >
> >>
> 
> IIRC, didn't the applications for SPAMASSASSIN and and POWERED BY
> SPAMASSASSIN get transfered to use from Network Solutions in 2004?
> 
> I think we even have a scanned document in documents to that affect

As far as I can tell, we have trademarks, but not *registered* trademarks,
on those terms and phrases.  There appears to be a difference. ;)

--j.

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