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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Yet another flyer
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:29:48 GMT
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM, David Gerard <> wrote:
> On 30 August 2013 23:17, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> Trademarks apply to a specific class of product.  There is no other
>> OpenOffice, Apache OpenOffice or that is a software
>> application.    This is why the jobs website can exist
>> along with Monster Cables, or Apple Records can exist along with Apple
>> Computer.  So long as we use the full name at first use for clarity,
>> we should feel free to use the shorter form in the rest of the
>> document.  This has been our practice on the website, press releases,
>> documentation, etc.
> Are you quite sure this applies? I presume Apache legal have in fact
> done some hard thinking on this point.

The name "Apache OpenOffice" was reviewed and approved as part of the
graduation process.  We own the registered trademark for
"" as well.

So the use of a different mark "Open Office" (with a space), for a
different class of product, in a different country, is not relevant.



> - d.
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