Thanks Craig,

FWIW, the main site should be updated, 'cause I don't see trademarks listed on, and it says that legal-discuss is the right place to bring up trademark issues :)


On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Craig L Russell <> wrote:
Hi Todd,

This request belongs on and not on legal discuss.



On Dec 3, 2009, at 6:48 PM, Todd Volkert wrote:

Legal Dept:

Can someone comment on on what action we can and should take, if any, in response to Microsoft's recent (2 weeks ago) announcement of "Microsoft Pivot"? [1]  It's a clear name conflict with Apache Pivot -- which has been in the Incubator since January 2009 and is set to graduate on the next Board Meeting.

Thanks for your help,


Craig L Russell

Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System

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P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!