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Hi Alex,

Alexander Thurgood wrote on 2011-07-31 12:03:

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.

hmmm... do I get it right that not mentioning any trademark protection is better than mentioning that a mark is protected, but not naming the registrant?


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