[OSM-legal-talk] Trademark applications
frederik at remote.org
Tue Jan 20 22:32:12 GMT 2009
> If you think I'm a total idiot, then yes, I would have tried to make
> it criminal to use an un-granted trade mark [...]
I think MJ Ray's argument was that even *without* any action from the
trade mark owner's part, use of the trademark by third parties without
express permission might have run the danger of being a criminal act.
I.e. he was saying that nobody was needed to "make it criminal" - that
the simple grant of a trademark would be sufficient to do that.
I can't believe he's right but I think that's what he said.
I refuse to discuss whether or not you are a total idiot but it seems to
me that the trademark application wasn't exactly a PR stunt and it is
probably in the best interest of everyone involved to forget about it
and move on ASAP!
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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