[Foundation-l] Wikibooks trademark

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Thu May 31 20:31:50 UTC 2007

Andrew Whitworth wrote:
> Looking at the new branding survey on meta, i'm struck by the fact that 
> "Wikibooks" isn't trademarked. Is it an error that it's trademark simply 
> wasnt listed on the page with the rest, or is the name simply not 
> trademarked at all?
> Not having that name is a little scary to me because an external entity 
> could take it and demand that we quit using it. I know some people are 
> interested in rebranding, but that should be an internal decision, not a 
> hostile external one.
> --Andrew Whitworth


Previous lawyer considered the name was not original enough (too 
generic) to be trademarkable. The solution is to register name+logo at 
the same time. Which implies logo issue to be settled.


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