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Bug #50

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Be sure we'll never have a trademark issue

Added by Jean-Michel Philippe about 13 years ago. Updated almost 13 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Intellectual property
Target version:
-
Start date:
05/31/2011
Due date:
11/30/2011 (over 12 years late)
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
6:00 h

Description

As we'll gain more visibility, our work may meet people who are not all friendly with our project :(. We have joined the OIN to be able to face the patent threat. There is another remaining threat: trademarks and reserved names. Currently 2 names have been identified as potentially contestable:

  • SuperTuxKart for Mario Kart ? already included in DDL
  • Super Mario Chronicle for Super Mario ? not included but could be one day

Note that the official trademark potentially conflicting is to be checked ;). We need to find a lawyer specialized in marks to be advised on this complicated topic.

Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

We can also have troubles with Gnome Mastermind.

Actions #2

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

It seems the Software Freedom Law Center may help us on this topic:

http://www.softwarefreedom.org/about/contact/

Debian folks recently collaborated with them to have guide lines concerning patents.

Actions #3

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

  • Due date changed from 08/31/2011 to 11/30/2011
  • Category set to Intellectual property
  • Assignee deleted (Elisa de Castro Guerra)
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