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Re: how to apply trademark symbols to Apache Subversion

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 09:48:35 -0500

On 11/17/2010 06:38 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> Which trademarks are important here?
>> * Apache(tm)
>> * Subversion(r)
>> * Apache Subversion ... ??
> The TM and R symbols are appropriate for the first two, because they are by
> far the most important marks referred to on that web page. Note that,
> because the first two are ASF marks, therefore the combination of them is
> also our mark. We would never tolerate some other company putting Apache and
> Subversion together and creating their own mark for software!
> I hope, at the bottom of that web page you will say, in words:
> Apache and Apache Subversion are trademarks, and Subversion is a
> registered trademark, of The Apache Software Foundation.

Because there are a few more marks to mention, I went with a two-sentence
approach. The notice on the subversion.a.o pages now reads as follows:

   Apache, Apache Subversion, and the Apache feather logo are trademarks
   of The Apache Software Foundation. Subversion and the Apache Subversion
   logo are registered trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation.

While I was there, I changed the header to read:

   Apache(tm) Subversion(R)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2010-11-18 15:49:15 CET

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