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From Kevan Miller <kevan.mil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trademark question
Date Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:16:40 GMT
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On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Jaroslaw Cwiklik <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>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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