[OSM-talk] Draft Trademark Policy

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Fri Aug 4 09:58:41 UTC 2017

Am 04.08.2017 um 11:39 schrieb Christoph Hormann:
> On Thursday 03 August 2017, Simon Poole wrote:
>> Dear all
>> The LWG would like to start a period of public review and
>> consultation on our draft trademark policy, that we intend to bring
>> forward to the OSMF board for adoption as a formal policy, please see
>> the text here:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Trademark_Policy#OpenStreetMap_Tr
>> ademark_Policy
> Am i reading this right that to comply with both the ODbL and the 
> trademark policy i would have to - when using OSM data - add both
> Contains data Copyright OpenStreetMap Contributors
> and
> OpenStreetMap is a trademark of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, and is 
> used with their permission. This product is not endorsed by or 
> affiliated with the OpenStreetMap Foundation.
We will add a clarification (which was in the original text) to the FAQ,
we are not requiring the trademark notice as part of the attribution text.

> Also i am not sure if according to this policy i would have to obtain 
> permission from the OSMF to use the term 'OpenStreetMap' when 
> advertising commercial services and products based on OpenStreetMap 
> data.  This could be considered to fall under 3.3 
> (nominative/referential use) but 3.3.3 specifically excludes commercial 
> purposes.
I don't quite see why you believe there is a conflict, nominative use,
for example in the description of a product or service, is a completely
different kettle of fish than use in a product/service name or on or as
part of a product.

Example the difference between saying "XY utilizes OpenStreetMap(TM)
data to do Z" and naming a product "OpenStreetMap XY".


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