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Re: [steering-discuss] Re: trademark use request


Hi :)
Thanks Alex.  It's always good to hear the legal fact rather than the rest of us 
just guessing at what seems reasonable.  Presumably the org has to be spelled 
out in full?  Can it say "on behalf of TDF"?  Something like  

"The LibreOffice trademark is registered to Freies Office Deutschland Verein on 
behalf of The Document Foundation." ?

For some reason your post arrived in my inbox a long long time after it normally 
'should' have done.  I think it's my @#a! email client as it has happened to a 
few other posts too but i am still not happy with the idea of changing it.  

Apols and regards from
Tom :)




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From: Alexander Thurgood <alex.thurgood@gmail.com>
To: steering-discuss@documentfoundation.org
Sent: Sun, 31 July, 2011 11:03:50
Subject: [steering-discuss] Re: trademark use request

Le 31/07/11 10:21, Florian Effenberger a écrit :

Hi Florian,


legally, the German association "Freies Office Deutschland e.V." is the
current trademark holder, as TDF doesn't exist as legal entity yet.

Ideally then, reference should be made to the FOD Verein and not to TDF.
Not mentioning the name of the rights holder at all opens the person who
publicises such a mark on their product to allegations of fraud,
trademark infringement, and false assertion of rights (jurisdiction
dependent as always of course), including via third parties (i.e. it
doesn't require TDF to take positive action). Trademark law can be a
real pain at times :-)). In general, this is relatively low risk stuff.

Alex


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