[haiku] Trademark registration (was Re: Some minor suggestions to the Distro Guidelines.)

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 01:39:46 +0100 CET

> Urias McCullough <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > so I guess we'll have to file separately for the name and logo
> Usually it's both at the same time, IIRC from the last time I looked 
> at 
> it. If it's cheaper in France, we could try the EU way first as well 
> (François more or less volunteered last time).

I didn't say it was cheaper, I said it was not always the same price 
depending on where you start.

For ex, in france it's 225EUR for a trademark registration, for 10 
years (it's always 10y everywhere anyway).

This includes possibly a "semi-graphical" mark (ie. both the name 
"Haiku" and the logo "Haiku" at the same time, no need to waste money 
on dups), for a selected list of good/service in up to 3 main 
categories (a trademark is never registered absolutely, only for types 
of "good & services") in the Nice classification:
see for ex, class 38, and mostly 42 (eh!).

Then you can apply for protection in other countries called 
international trademark, but actually more like a checklist of which 
countries you want to protect your tm in, like the US, some EU 
countries (or the EU as a whole, communautary mark), japan... each adds 
a different fee to the bill.

See the fee calculator (both online & xls):

Would be interesting to search for TM from Microsoft, Apple and others 
first :
Madrid Express tm search:


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