[Tagging] tag proposal for soft play centres

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Oct 23 17:44:11 UTC 2013


Murry McEntire <murry.mcentire at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Soft Play" and "Softplay" are registered trademarks in the United
> States
> with United States and International coverage.
> 
> Trademarks held by this firm: http://www.softplay.com
> 
> Murry
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In that case, tagging any play area with similiar equipment, but not using that company's equipment, would possibly lead to that company taking legal action to force OSM to change the tags, at least in the USA.  Use of a non-trademarked term would be preferable.  Under US law, a trademark holder must take legal action against any infringing use of the trademark, or risk a court decision that
the trademark holder has released the trademark into the public domain, meaning that it is now open for anyone's use.

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