Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Use of Name and Logo
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 16:27:50
Message-Id: 1096302323.8231.7.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Use of Name and Logo by Paul de Vrieze
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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