[Foundation-l] Fwd: change of registered TMs in Persian wikipedia

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 05:32:40 UTC 2010

I think the immediate question would be this: Ignoring the question of trademark infringement for the moment, what way would the Persian Wikipedia WANT to do it? Is there a standard that is used for non-trademarked things when there is no Persian word in existence to describe the title? For example, hypothetically, lets say "water" had no direct Persian equivalent. Would users prefer option 1 ("water" in English script) or option 2 (Persian script that phonetically spells out "water")? It would make sense to me that where Option 3 exists, it would be the preferred option, but what about when it doesn't?


On Jun 10, 2010, at 1:09 AM, Ryan Lomonaco wrote:

> Forwarded on behalf of a non-list-member.
> The question pertains to translation of trademarks within articles; to my
> knowledge, there's nothing wrong with us doing so, and I think this is done
> in many Wikipedias.  But I'll defer to the list on this question.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Amir sarabadani <ladsgroup at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM
> Subject: change of registered TMs in Persian wikipedia
> To: foundation-l-owner at lists.wikimedia.org
> Hello,
> I'm one of Persian wikipedia users.for making pages same name of
> trademarks (e.g. films ,games.etc.) we have several choices:
> 1-we use  same name and same alphabetical with trademark(e.g.
> Google-->Google)
> 2-we same name but Persian Script(e.g. Call of duty-->کال آو دیوتی/KAL
> 3-we translate it(Prince of Persian-->شاهزاده ایرانی /SHAHZADE IRANI
> means Prince of Persia)
> Users of Persian wikipedia (with consequence) use third way usually
> but I think change of trademarks is crime and maybe create legal
> problem for the Foundation
> Please tell us what we do or maybe i think wrong please tell me.
> Thanks and best wishes
> --
> Amir
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