[BangPypers] Fwd: Python Software Foundation: Python Trademark at Risk

Sriram Narayanan sriramnrn at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 00:29:04 CET 2013


Fyi
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From: "Dmitrijs Ledkovs" <xnox at debian.org>
Date: Feb 15, 2013 3:17 AM
Subject: Python Software Foundation: Python Trademark at Risk
To: <debian-devel at lists.debian.org>, <debian-python at lists.debian.org>, <
debian-legal at lists.debian.org>

Dear All,

Full article:
http://pyfound.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/python-trademark-at-risk-in-europe-we.html

There is a company in the UK that is trying to trademark the use of
the term "Python" for all software, services, servers... pretty much
anything having to do with a computer. Specifically, it is the company
that got a hold on the python.co.uk domain 13 years ago.

According to our London counsel, some of the best pieces of evidence
we can submit to the European trademark office are official letters
from well-known companies "using PYTHON branded software in various
member states of the EU" so that we can "obtain independent witness
statements from them attesting to the trade origin significance of the
PYTHON mark in connection with the software and related
goods/services." We also need evidence of use throughout the EU.

Further instructions on how to submit letters of support are in the
blog article linked above.

Please help defend python trademark.

Regards,

Dmitrijs.


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