[Local-chapters] giving the local chapter a name and logo

Jaak Laineste jaak at nutiteq.com
Thu Sep 10 20:25:50 BST 2009

> Nick Black schrieb:
> > As I remember, the OSM-F own a trademark on the OSM logo, so they can
> > restrict its use.  They do not own any trademark on the name
> > "OpenStreetMap", so you can do as you please with the name.  Its
> > generally been considered to be "polite" for someone using the name
> > "OpenStreetMap" to let the OSM-Foundation know about their
> intentions.
> I think there is an EU trademark on "OpenStreetMap" which is being
> transferred to the foundation. See
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Trademark

Btw, European trademarks are public, anyone can use Database Search in
http://oami.europa.eu/CTMOnline/RequestManager/en_SearchBasic to check out
status of OpenStreetMap trademark (No 007366859).

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