[Foundation-l] Wikimedia/Wikipedia trademarks?

Delphine Ménard notafishz at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 00:20:43 UTC 2007

On Dec 18, 2007 12:57 AM, Nathan Awrich <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Out of curiosity, how are trademarks derived from Wikimedia/Wikipedia
> handled and licensed? Since the Foundation doesn't necessarily impose
> content restrictions on other sites (except, perhaps, under legal
> constraints?) does the trademark license to non-English chapters
> include indemnification against liabilities based on content? Is the
> OTRS system effective at policing, say, libel in languages other than
> the most common European languages?
> Has the Foundation been notified of any trademark infringement
> issues/pursued action? Theoretically (in extremis, or a change in
> opinion on the part of the majority of those responsible for electing
> Board members) could the Foundation could impose additional
> restrictions on chapter Wikipedias or revoke license to use the
> Wikipedia name? I haven't seen any mention of this in the bylaws, so I
> thought I'd ask and see if someone can clue me in.

I am sorry, but this is now the second time I see you referring to
"chapter wikipedias" and I am still not sure I understand what you are
referring to.

Can you please clarify?

Thank you.


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