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Re: [steering-discuss] trademark use request


Hi :)
+1
I like it.  It gets the name "out there".  Perhaps the back of the box could say 

"LibreOffice is a registered trademark." as you suggested?  or
"LibreOffice is owned by The Document Foundation and is a registered 
trademark."?
I thought the Branding Guidelines would cover this sort of request?
Regards from
Tom :)




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From: Florian Effenberger <floeff@documentfoundation.org>
To: steering-discuss@documentfoundation.org
Sent: Sat, 30 July, 2011 17:39:23
Subject: [steering-discuss] trademark use request

Hello,

I received a trademark use request from an extension vendor. For confidentiality 
reasons (the product has not yet been launched), I'll remove the name, but the 
request is as follows:

Front of the product box:
XYZ for OpenOffice and LibreOffice

Back of the product box:
LibreOffice is a registered trademark of The Document Foundation.

My thoughts:

- OpenOffice is written wrong (.org is missing, but that's not our concern)
- TDF doesn't legally exist, so I would simply remove the trademark holder 
entity from the text.

Otherwise, I am fine with the text, as it doesn't look like an official product, 
nor that we endorse it; IMHO, it is not even required to get our permission to 
use it from a legal point of view. However, IANAL.

Thoughts on that?

Florian

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