Python trademark under attack -- the PSF needs your help
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Feb 16 04:53:52 CET 2013
Stefan Behnel wrote:
> I'm sure it's a pure marketing thing for their domain. I'd expect the
> number of links to their site to rise rapidly during the next weeks,
> that's very likely worth the bit of money they'd pay to their lawyer(s).
I doubt that. The amount of time required to make a trademark application is
significant, measured in months or years of elapsed time and persons-days
or -weeks, in effort.
> Seriously - who's ever heard of them before this? So it worked already,
> didn't it?
Just because they aren't Microsoft or Apple doesn't mean they aren't a
serious vendor in their space.
> My advice: don't mention their name or their domain in any of your blog
> posts etc., and definitely don't link to them.
This would be the "there's no such thing as bad publicity" theory.
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