Is the word "Python" copyrighted/trademarked?

sismex01 at sismex01 at
Tue Oct 1 22:12:32 CEST 2002

> From: Troels Therkelsen [mailto:t_therkelsen at]
> Hey everybody,
> 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

Hmmm... "Python" is the name of a snake, and it's also
a common english word; I don't think it can be copyrighted.

¿Can it?



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