[Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

Florence Devouard anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 29 17:30:11 UTC 2012

On 12/29/12 6:05 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Florence Devouard <anthere9 at yahoo.com>wrote:
>> At the same time, Wiki is not a trademarked term and the term "Foundation"
>> is a pretty usual one as well (in particular if it is indeed a
>> Foundation...).
> You're correct as far as each individual term is concerned, but I'm not
> sure the same logic applies to the name as a whole.  In my opinion, "Wiki
> Med Foundation" and "Wikimedia Foundation" are indeed so similar as to
> cause confusion between the two, particularly when the new organization
> *is* intending to use the same colors/logos/slogans/etc. as the WMF.
> Kirill
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If that's their intent, yeah, that's annoying.

At the minimum, until they are affiliated, they should avoid doing this 
to limit the confusion (temporary logo and adoption of purple/pink brand 
colors :)).

After affiliation, I suppose they may have the officially declared name 
(which will hardly be used) and the day-to-day name.

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