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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Subject: Re: Use of Name and Logo
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 09:25:23 -0700
On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 01:31, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> On Monday 27 September 2004 02:10, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > Trademark law in the U.S. basically dictates that if others are using
> > our trademark in our area, they need to be either licensed or
> > cease-and-desisted shortly after we become aware of them. If we just
> > ignore them, the trademark's considered abandoned and we lose its
> > ownership.
> 
> I would like to add here that in any case the logo's are copyrighted and 
> so can not be forfeited (within 80 years). I believe they are also part 
> of the trademarks, but also fall under copyright protection.

Certainly, as graphic art. It's important to keep in mind that Gentoo is
more than a logo, however. People can use the name Gentoo without the
logo.
-- 
Donnie Berkholz
Gentoo Linux
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