[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu-uk graphics

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Mar 28 00:03:45 BST 2007


Chris Rowson wrote:
>> Organisations have to be very protective about their trademarks. If they
>> are allowed to be used freely as is or modified, then they can lose
>> their trademark status through general usage. The Kleenex company in the
>> US had this problem many years ago. I think there was a big court case
>> about it.
>> Regards,
>> Tony.
> That's fair enough Tony.
> I was really commenting about Matt saying:
>> Canonical is beginning to understand that customising the logo is in fact
>> a bad idea and causes the initial logo to lose its power.
> I didn't mean using it without their permission so they loose
> trademark status because of general usage.  I was commenting on the
> turnaround from granting derivative works to disallowing them if you
> see what I mean....

OK. I think Matt has clarified this in a later posting. It's certainly a
 bit of a turn around. Maybe they got lawyers involved!

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