[Foundation-l] Wikipedia trade mark misuse

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Jun 16 07:52:14 UTC 2010

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> On 15 June 2010 00:17, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
>> Tardises are antiquated visual whatchamacallits, but not
>> even remotely "trademarks".
> Now you are just embarrassing yourself. Check your facts:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2352743.stm

You misrepresent your own case. If you read the article carefully you 
will see that the police could not prevent the BBC from using the police 
box image on T-shirts and other promotional material. Nowhere does it 
say the the police could no longer use the image.

I have a copy of "Wiki Wiki Kau Kau Cookbook", first published in 1954, 
Ward Cunningham did adapt the word to the computer age, but it was 
already in use for other contexts.


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