Is the word "Python" copyrighted/trademarked?

Troels Therkelsen t_therkelsen at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 1 23:47:13 CEST 2002


In article <d3om9.1128$XX3.767627 at newssrv26.news.prodigy.com>, dsavitsk wrote:
> "Troels Therkelsen" <t_therkelsen at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:slrnapjsc7.ok6.t_therkelsen at abattoir.2-10.org...
>> Hey everybody,
>>
>> I tried figuring out the answer to the question in the subject by reading
> the
>> Python 2.2 license in the end of the library reference.
>>
>>   "This License Agreement does not grant permission to use PSF trademarks
>>    or trade name in a trademark sense to endorse or promote products or
>>    services of Licensee, or any third party."
>>
>> 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?
> 
> check out serial #76044902 on the uspto web site (www.uspto.gov) then
> contact your attorney for actual advice.
> 
> -d
> 
Thank you for the pointer.  It does indeed answer my most direct question;
it's probably safest to not use the word "Python" as descriptive of a Python
program.

Regards,

Troels Therkelsen 



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