trademarked logos and GPL

Lawrence E. Rosen lrosen at
Fri Jan 26 00:04:32 UTC 2001

> The following is arguably legal advice, but all of this information is
> available on the UPSTO web site.  And if you can't believe the
> United States
> government, who can you believe???  OPENSOURCE may not be lost as a TM to
> the opensource community.  On the federal register the term OPENSOURCE is
> registered for the following goods and services only: (a) financial
> services, namely, on-line mortgage brokerage services; on-line mortgage
> aggregation services; lending services.  There were two other applications
> for OPENSOURCE, but both have been abandoned.  Yes, the mark may
> be generic
> or descriptive without secondary meaning, but I'm not sure about that.  I
> mean, I'm only a patent lawyer; give me a break.

The preceeding is *not* legal advice.  I'm sorry if I've made people
paranoid about speaking up.  That wasn't my intention.

/Larry Rosen

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