[Foundation-l] Is "Wiktionary" copyright?

Mike Godwin mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Sun Mar 28 23:14:31 UTC 2010

We've trademarked the word mark "Wiktionary" in a number of jurisdictions,
including the United States. I think most trademark lawyers would view
"wikitionary" as confusingly similar -- I will probably follow up with our
outside trademark counsel.


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 3:48 PM, effe iets anders
<effeietsanders at gmail.com>wrote:

> I assume you are referring to the term trademarked rather than copyrighted.
> I suggest you contact Mike Godwin directly with this kind of questions, he
> is handling those.
> With kind regards,
> Lodewijk
> 2010/3/29 Andrew Turvey <andrewrturvey at googlemail.com>
> Is the term "Wiktionary" copyrighted? I only ask because the OpenDemocracy
>> website has recently started a "Dictionary of Ethical Politics
>> "wikitionary""
>> http://resurgence.opendemocracy.net/index.php/Main_Page
>> If it is copyrighted, you may want to say something to them, or else it
>> will end up like the "hoover" - a generic term usable by anyone.
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