[ubuntu-in] Ubuntu Tshirts
Sambit Bikas Pal
sambitbikaspal at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 11:26:12 GMT 2009
On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 13:00, Arun Shrimali <arun.reso at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is somebody is going to print t-shirts with "do it with Ubuntu" or "I
> Like Ubuntu" in India
> Or asking permission from Ubuntu to allow so
> I would like to have one T-shirt
> I am cross posting to Ubuntu mail list also so that Ubuntu people can
> also respond. Many other Ubuntu fan would be facing the same problem.
Great Idea! However there is a bit of hassle involved in getting the Tshirts
printed by some third party, other that Canonical. As mentioned in their
trademark policy - http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy , one is
required to obtain a trademark license for "Use for merchandising purposes,
e.g. on t-shirts and the like".
Alternatively what we can do is design a template for imprinting on Tshirts
and distribute the design. One can then personally use the template and get
the Tshirt printed by himself/herself from some online shop selling
customisable Tshirts (We have personally used http://www.myntra.com for
getting our college tshirts printed, their prices are reasonable, within Rs.
300/- to Rs. 500/- . There are quite a few other such Indian shops as well
and btw I don't work for Myntra, just one of their satisfied customers :) ).
Open distribution of the community designed template based on Ubuntu logo
should fall within "Community Advocacy" and getting the design printed on a
Tshirt for personal use should fall within "no commercial intent behind the
use" as one is not selling the Tshirts.
Usage of the Ubuntu logo under the above circumstances is explicitly allowed
by the Ubuntu trademark policy without a trademark license.
Ofcourse this was my two cents, kindly correct me if I have been wrong
Sambit Bikas Pal
MS 4th Year
Indian Institute Of Science Education & Research Kolkata,
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