[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu-uk graphics
mdke at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 28 08:20:07 BST 2007
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* Tony Arnold:
> 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.
>> 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!
Not really a turnaround. The trademark policy is quite clear on
modifying the logo.
Those have been the same since at least 2005, probably longer.
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