[Osmf-talk] logo update

Stephan Knauss osm at stephans-server.de
Mon Dec 19 21:47:43 UTC 2011


Hi Steve,

On 19.12.2011 13:46, SteveCoast wrote:
> Osm has some advantages. It's shorter.
Did you already check if everything is fine from a legal point of view 
when using OSM as part of the logo?
You certainly have experience with trademarks as you registered 
OpenStreetMap.

If I do an online lookup for "osm" I get 12 hits, 4 trademarks already 
deleted.
http://register.dpma.de/DPMAregister/marke/einsteiger

I'm no expert, but the Nizza classes 9,35,39,42 might fit for things OSM 
is doing or OSM data is used for.
There are already trademarks registered in these classes.
Are we safe from legal threads when using the short OSM in the logo 
instead of OpenStreetMap which is an OSMF trademark?

For example OSM (optical system for measuring) is a registered trademark 
for the survey of floor plans.
http://register.dpma.de/DPMAregister/marke/register/301252378/DE

Siemens AG has registered OSM for classes 9,41,42
http://register.dpma.de/DPMAregister/marke/register/398620709/DE

Would be great if you could clarify this before having lot's of logos we 
later can't use...

Stephan





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