Re: t-shirt on hackerheads

On Jan 31, 2008 9:26 AM, Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com> wrote:
> > I'd recommend dropping the TM. :) It is not legally necessary and I
> > think it is ugly :) Alternately, it could be (R) instead of TM (since
> > the mark is registered, and/or smaller.
> Even if it's not legally necessary, TM or (R) (I have no idea)

R would be appropriate, as it is a US-registered mark.

> is still
> a hint that it's a trademark and not just some nice picture that people
> should use or distort, which happens fairly often. Until GNOME is a
> well-known brand, this hint is probably necessary.


Legally-speaking, once we've registered it, as long as we defend it,
it doesn't matter if we've given them 'hints'- it is their
responsibility to do the research before reusing.

I'm generally in favor of using tm/r, but not on the front of a
t-shirt in very large prints. The point of the shirt is to be pretty,
not legally correct :)


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