Re: [Gimp-developer] Toy License - Wilber

On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Mukund Sivaraman <muks banu com> wrote:
> * Wilber (a coyote in case you didn't know) isn't exactly used for
>   *selling* t-shirts by the GIMP team, but it has been used on t-shirts
>   and other goodies by the GIMP team. So as it could be construted as a
>   trademark, you'll have to get permission from the GIMP team depending
>   on what toy/clothing you want to use it with.

That isn't how trademarks work.  They are different legally from
copyrights.  Any nontrivial work that a person creates is
automatically copyrighted, but a trademark does not exist unless it
has been explicitly granted.  The phrase "construed as a trademark"
doesn't mean anything.


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