[Foundation-l] Wikipedia trade mark misuse

Mariano Cecowski marianocecowski at yahoo.com.ar
Sun Jun 20 19:43:41 UTC 2010

If the Czech Wikimedia things the newspaper is abusing of the 'wiki' concept to sell something that is not, and really wishes to do something about it, I recommend to contact "consumer protection" and present the case to them; it's a free services in all the countries I know.

You can claim that the newspaper is using a confusing concept to attract visitors seeking for collaborative information where there is none.

I don't think you can do anything else, and certainly not along the 'wiki' trademark/copyright path.

Good luck,

--- El jue 17-jun-10, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> escribió:

> De: Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>
> Asunto: Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia trade mark misuse
> Para: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List" <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> Fecha: jueves, 17 de junio de 2010, 8:39
> On 17 June 2010 11:37, Peter Gervai
> <grinapo at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 17:25, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>
> > wrote many things.
> >
> > My sidenote is that if you believe in what you say
> then you imply
> > Wikipedia, Wikimedia and everything we have with
> 'wiki' string in it,
> > and every method we use which described as 'wiki-way
> of web
> > publishing' violates Ward's intellectual rights since
> it was him who
> > first used the word, who conjured up the method and
> made it known.
> We're not talking about patents; we're talking about
> trademarks. Who
> conjured up the method is completely irrelevant, as I have
> already
> explained. This complete lack of understanding of trademark
> law is
> precisely why people shouldn't be trying to guess whether
> something is
> a violation or not. I have not once claimed that it is a
> violation. I
> have said that it might be one. That is the most I can say
> with my
> level of understanding of the relevant law and it is clear
> I have far
> more understanding of the relevant law than anyone else in
> this
> discussion.
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