[python-uk] Python Trademark at Risk in Europe

John Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu Feb 14 21:35:48 CET 2013

On Thu, 14 Feb 2013, Tim Golden wrote:

> For those who don't follow other channels.
> http://pyfound.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/python-trademark-at-risk-in-europe-we.html
> tl;dr - the PSF, to defend the use of "Python" in Europe, needs testimony and 
> documentation to demonstrate that, for as long as possible, "Python" has 
> meant the Python language in order to contest a commercial trademark 
> application.

...particularly short letters from businesses, including businesses 
outside of the UK (the latter according to this HN comment from someone 
who claims to be a lawyer: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5221407).

Why is there no "throw it out as absurd within 10 minutes" process to save 
everybody the expense and hassle?  Including the company making the 
application.  Are trademark as messed up as patents?


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