[python-uk] Python Trademark at Risk in Europe

Tom Viner tom at viner.tv
Fri Feb 15 00:03:07 CET 2013

I contacted Webfaction, who say they're looking at this now. I think
they'll make a good case as they were trading at python-hosting.com back in
the beginning<https://blog.webfaction.com/2010/11/a-look-at-our-python-setup/>

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On 14 February 2013 20:35, John Lee <jjl at pobox.com> wrote:

> 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<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<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?
> John
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