[haiku] Re: Trademark

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:49:16 +0100 CET

> On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 01:59 +0100, François Revol wrote:
> > First trademark only exist in a specific area of products/services.
> > You don't own a trademark for "all possible thing".
> > This allows things like Linux (the OS kernel) and Linux (the 
> > washing 
> > powder) to both be valid trademarks in some countries.
> This is a given. Dane's question was answered in the context of what 
> we
> can all assume he is going to do, which I am pretty is not to start
> selling washing powder. :)

Eh, who knows, "With Haiku, your clothes look like new!" :)

> > Trademark holders are free to licence it to any party it wishes.
> > In theory one has to declare it to the TM office, but in practice 
> > it 
> > costs some bucks, so I don't think it's worth doing.
> I am not really sure what you mean by "it must be declared to the TM
> office," but my understanding is that once you have a registered 
> mark,
> it is up to you whether you want to license it to others or not and
> under what conditions.

It might be a specific of the french office... sorry this is only in 

> This is why I have always recommended consulting with a trademark
> attorney.

As I said, meeting the office representative here is possible without 
paying (but he's quite busy), though I don't know much about others.


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