Technical steps to debrand Ubuntu?

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Thu Sep 13 00:03:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:34:08 -0500
William Scott Lockwood III <vladinator at> wrote:

> And while I doubt the company in question wants to do so, someone
> really should take Canonicals ass to court over that. You cannot
> trademark common words regardless of the language used.

no, and guess what, trademark registrars in the world know that ;) 

sadly there is no english version of that wikipage, but have a look at ... (you can buy it in

canonical owns the trademark Ubuntu (and several others like ku|xu|
edubuntu) for software products ... it does not own the trademark for
i.e. beverages called ubuntu
or for restaurants


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