Python trademark under attack -- the PSF needs your help

Giles Coochey giles at
Fri Feb 15 12:24:30 CET 2013

On 14/02/2013 21:52, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Hello all,
> The Python Software Foundation is the organisation which protects and
> manages the "boring" bits of keeping a big open source project alive: the
> legal and contractual parts, funding for projects, trademarks and
> copyrights.
> If you are based in Europe, or know somebody who uses Python in Europe, the
> PSF needs your help.
> There is a company in the UK who has applied to trademark the name "Python"
> and are claiming the *exclusive* right to use the word "Python" for
> software, servers, and web services over the entire European Union.
> You can read more about this here:
> If you have documentation of European user groups, trade associations,
> books, conferences, scans of job advertisements for Python programmers,
> software that uses some variation of "Python" in the name, etc. your
> evidence will be helpful in defeating this attempted grab of the Python
> name.

One would think that is enough. 8,457 published results - practically 
all of them referring to Python (the language), none to my knowledge 
referring to

Surely and open/shut case.


Giles Coochey, CCNA, CCNAS
NetSecSpec Ltd
+44 (0) 7983 877438
giles at

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