[Foundation-l] Wikipedia trade mark misuse

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 23:43:22 UTC 2010

On 15 June 2010 00:25, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not suggesting we should claim a trademark on the word "wiki" (it
> wouldn't stand up). I'm suggesting that "wiki" when used as the name
> of an encyclopaedia is sufficiently similar to "Wikipedia" to cause
> confusion in the market (which is what trademarks are designed to
> prevent).

That's what I think would be verging on wrong. IMO. Presumably the WMF
has sufficient diplomatic experience to make it less problematic for
the actual trademarks.

- d.

More information about the wikimedia-l mailing list