[OSM-legal-talk] 23rd Dec board meeting
rob at robmyers.org
Mon Jan 26 21:58:13 GMT 2009
MJ Ray wrote:
> As I understand it, once the trademark registration is confirmed (no
> matter who to), unauthorised commercial use of the mark becomes a
> criminal act punishable by unlimited fines and up to 10 years prison.
> Has a written license been granted, or are you expecting people not to
> call it OSM any more?
Has anyone been contacted by OSMF's lawyers regarding trademark use?
I thought not.
But guidelines on trademark use would be good. In particular, the OSM
trademark should serve the traditional purpose for trademarks of
protecting consumers from inferior knock-offs.
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