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From Rob Vesse <rve...@dotnetrdf.org>
Subject Re: [Trademarks]: product names
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:35:54 GMT
I assume you are referring to the following subsection: http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/contact#products

 

The subsequent paragraphs outline ways in which third party products may refer to the Apache
products they rely upon in a way that does not infringe trademarks e.g. WhatEver powered by
Apache Foo

 

This list generally deals in specific questions, are there any specific examples you believe
to be infringing? Also trademark questions are usually better answered by trademarks@apache.org

 

Rob

 

From: Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com>
Reply-To: <legal-discuss@apache.org>
Date: Wednesday, 4 January 2017 10:22
To: <legal-discuss@apache.org>
Subject: [Trademarks]: product names

 

Hi all,

 

In http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/contact section 'Uses in Software Products' the
following is stated in the first paragraph:

 

we do not generally allow third parties to use Apache brands in their software product branding

 

Does this mean that any 3-party software product with a combination of 'Foo' (where Foo stands
for the name of the product of an Apache project) and 'WhatEver' (with or without the use
of punctuation marks) is a trademark infringement, and that any such software product accessible
through public software repositories (GitHub, SourceForge, etc.) should be reported to the
Brand Management Office of the ASF?

 

Best regards,


Pierre Smits


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