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Re: how to apply trademark symbols to Apache Subversion

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:35:47 -0500

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 09:08, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> On 11/17/2010 08:56 AM, Greg Stein wrote:
>> Hi Legal peeps,
>> The Subversion community updated the website to conform to the new
>> guidelines, but we have a question on how to apply the appropriate
>> trademark symbols. The guideline says to put a (tm) at the end of the
>> first use of "Apache Subversion", however, "Subversion" (alone) is a
>> *registered* trademark. Should we just put an (r) after the first use
>> of Subversion and leave it at that? And if that first use is "Apache
>> Subversion(r)", would that still be fine? Maybe we should put an (r)
>> after the first "Apache Subversion" and the first "Subversion" to
>> clarify what is registered?
> I would expected that the common practice would be to, for the first use of
> "Apache Subversion", display as "Apache(tm) Subversion(r)".

Well, we have three terms/phrases in play here:

* Apache(tm)
* Subversion(r)
* Apache Subversion ... ??

The first two are easy. But we also want to reserve "Apache
Subversion", much like we have "Apache Tomcat(tm)" (where the (tm) is
implied for the two-word phrase)

Received on 2010-11-17 16:36:27 CET

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