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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject RE: Official name of ASF and how to write it
Date Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:01:26 GMT
The website at www.redcross.org <http://www.redcross.org>  has a copyright notice at
the bottom identifying "The American Red Cross" as a 501(c)(3) U.S. corporation. Everywhere
else it says "American Red Cross" or merely "Red Cross" or the familiar cross logo without
footnotes and warnings.  Subtle distinctions with the word "The" don't seem to matter on Red
Cross web pages. 

 

On Apache web pages????  

 

This would be a good question to ask a specialist trademark attorney. After all, "Apache"
is our most valuable trademark and we want to be safe!

 

/Larry

"If this were legal advice it would have been accompanied by a bill."

 

 

From: Santiago Gala [mailto:santiago.gala@gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:13 AM
To: legal-discuss
Subject: Re: Official name of ASF and how to write it

 

 

 

On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com <mailto:sebbaz@gmail.com>
> wrote:

On 24 January 2015 at 09:05, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org <mailto:markt@apache.org>
> wrote:
> On 23/01/2015 23:02, sebb wrote:
>> Thanks.
>>
>> This suggests that the word "THE" (in some capitalisation) is actually
>> part of the name of the organisation.
>>
>> That being so, would it not make more sense to write "The Apache etc",
>> on the main foundation page?
>
> No. I'm trying to find the reference in the archives but this has been
> discussed previously and the correct form is "the Apache Software
> Foundation".

I vaguely remember seeing it somewhere(board/members?) but as "The A S
F", possibly from Roy.

 

+1, it was Roy who clarified it. Now, I'm not sure if it was here or in the prc@ list (marketing
stuff) or even in board@ in some discussion

 


> I'm pretty sure it is in something Larry wrote and I think it was on
> this list (but it might have been trademarks@ or even elsewhere). If I
> find it, I'll provide a link.

Ditto.


> Mark
>
>>
>> (BTW, there are a _lot_ of orgs with the name Apache in them listed there)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 23 January 2015 at 22:45, Rob Weir <rob@robweir.com <mailto:rob@robweir.com>
> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 12:19 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com <mailto:sebbaz@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>>> The incorporation certificate [1] says the name of the org is
>>>>
>>>> THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION
>>>>
>>>
>>> That's what I see at the Delaware Secretary of State's database [1] as
>>> well.   But note:  It looks like all company names are all-caps in
>>> their database.
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>> [1] https://delecorp.delaware.gov/tin/GINameSearch.jsp
>>>
>>>
>>>> The foundation index page [2] refers to it as
>>>>
>>>> "the Apache Software Foundation"
>>>>
>>>> and
>>>>
>>>> "the ASF"
>>>>
>>>> Should the word "the" be capitalised in either or both of the above?
>>>>
>>>> Sebb
>>>>
>>>> [1] https://www.apache.org/foundation/records/certificate.html
>>>> [2] http://www.apache.org/foundation/index.html
>>>>
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