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From Jaroslaw Cwiklik <uim...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trademark question
Date Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:23:58 GMT
My apologies for misplacing the question. I was following information
provided here:


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Jerry Cwiklik

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com>wrote:

> Forwarding to trademarks@
> 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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