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From Shane Curcuru <...@shanecurcuru.org>
Subject Re: Trademark question
Date Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:06:47 GMT
This conversation should be continued on the privately archived 
trademarks@ mailing list, where any Apache PMC can ask questions about 
specific trademark issues that the project is currently or may be 

General questions about legal issues - i.e. "does anyone have advice on 
X" - go to legal-internal@.  But any questions where a PMC has a 
specific legal need that they require a definitive answer from the ASF 
on a policy issue are usually either JIRA issues, or on the privately 
archived legal-internal@ or trademarks@.

Hmmm, I should probably add some more explanatory text to the 
mailinglists.html page too, huh?

- Shane

On 11/18/13 4:23 PM, Jaroslaw Cwiklik wrote:
> My apologies for misplacing the question. I was following information
> provided here:
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-legal
> Foundation Legal Discussion Mailing List
> The |legal-discuss@apache.org <mailto:legal-discuss@apache.org>| is a
> forum for questions (even FAQs) that have a legal aspect to them. These
> questions may concern (for example) licensing, third party packages,
> contributor agreement questions and trademark issues.
> Jerry Cwiklik
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com
> <mailto:kevan.miller@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Forwarding to trademarks@
>     On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Jaroslaw Cwiklik <uimaee@gmail.com
>     <mailto:uimaee@gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Hi, I was reminded that doing a simple google search also
>         returns a number of hits for DUCC :
>         DUCC Disciples United Community Church (Lancaster, PA)
>         DUCC Delhi University Computer Centre (University of Delhi; India)
>         DUCC Durham University Canoe Club (UK)
>         DUCC Duke University Cancer Center (North Carolina)
>         DUCC Digital Uplink Control Center
>         DUCC Danish-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce (UK)
>         Jerry Cwiklik
>         On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Jaroslaw Cwiklik
>         <uimaee@gmail.com <mailto:uimaee@gmail.com>> wrote:
>             Hi, I am a release manager for UIMA-DUCC, an Apache project
>             currently in UIMA incubator.
>             I ran a trademark search for the term DUCC and found a hit
>             "MD-DUCC"
>             Its description can be found here:
>             http://www.trademarkia.com/mdducc-85389293.html
>             The UIMA-DUCC short description:
>             "DUCC stands for Distributed UIMA Cluster Computing. DUCC is
>             a cluster management system providing tooling,management,
>             and scheduling facilities to automate the scale-out of
>             applications written to the UIMA framework.Core UIMA
>             provides a generalized framework for applications that
>             process unstructured information such as human language, but
>             does not provide a scale-out mechanism. UIMA-AS provides a
>             scale-out mechanism to distribute UIMA pipelines over a
>             cluster of computing resources, but does not provide job or
>             cluster management of the resources.DUCC defines a formal
>             job model that closely maps to a standard UIMA pipeline.
>             Around this job model DUCC provides cluster management
>             services to automate the scale-out of UIMA pipelines over
>             computing clusters."
>             I am wondering if our use of DUCC for a project name is
>             legal. Seems like MD-DUCC is in an entirely different
>             software domain but I want to be sure we are not opening
>             ourselves for a legal challenge from
>               Decimator Design Pty, Ltd
>             an Australian company.
>             Awaiting your response
>             Jerry Cwiklik

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