dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Wed Nov 9 23:28:37 CST 2005
Matthew East wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 07:26 +0800, John wrote:
>>john levin wrote:
>>>Apple attempts 'Rosetta' trademark
>>>Hope this doesn't affect our Rosetta.
> I think this might be worth contesting too. The word Rosetta has about
> 10 applications, not least of which are two cities ;)
> But more importantly there are two or three pieces of software which use
> the name and the trademark might cause some problems for them, including
> the translation interface we all know and love! I don't really know much
> about trademarks, does anyone think this would be a problem?
I do know that Ugg boots have been manufactured and sold in Australia by
several manufacturers for 30 years or so. Now some US company (which I
think acquired one of the Australian manufacturers) has trademarked the
name and threatening the others.
Yes, it can be a problem. Aa stitch now may well save nine later. This
is something to take seriously, at least to take to the legals.
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