Is the word "Python" copyrighted/trademarked?

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Tue Oct 1 23:10:40 CEST 2002


It maybe could have been to denote the language, but it's been used so many
times without a <tm> claim alongside it, I doubt it would be granted
protection by any court.

David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA

> -----Original Message-----
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> To: t_therkelsen at hotmail.com; python-list at python.org
> Subject: RE: Is the word "Python" copyrighted/trademarked?
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> > From: Troels Therkelsen [mailto:t_therkelsen at hotmail.com]
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> > Hey everybody,
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> > My question is whether the word "Python" classifies as a PSF
> > trademark or trade name?  Eg., if I wanted to create a web
> > server in Python (not that I want to), could I call it
> > "Python Web Server" without breaking any rules?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Troels Therkelsen
> >
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> Hmmm... "Python" is the name of a snake, and it's also
> a common english word; I don't think it can be copyrighted.
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> ¿Can it?
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> :-)
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> -gustavo
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