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From: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
Subject: Re: Use of Name and Logo
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:12:21 +0200
On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 05:10:46PM -0700, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> What we're doing here is essentially licensing our trademark, based on
> various conditions. Therefore, this page _is_ a trademark license and
> needs all the things they need.
 
It might be worth mentioning that for the time being the Gentoo Foundation
cannot do anything as long as the trademark/logo isn't transferred. In other
words, don't go mentioning cases in this thread - we can't do anything
except taking note of it.

> 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.

Not really, you can also use a "Fair Use Guideline". See
http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml#fairuse for an example.

Wkr,
      Sven Vermeulen

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