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

Anand Chitipothu anandology at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 10:40:35 CET 2013

I'm glad that we blocked the python.org.in domain and started using
for Python community in India.


On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 4:59 AM, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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