Re: t-shirt on hackerheads
- From: Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com>
- To: Luis Villa <luis tieguy org>
- Cc: GnomeMarketing Mailing List <marketing-list gnome org>, Lucas Rocha <lucasr gnome org>
- Subject: Re: t-shirt on hackerheads
- Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:33:45 +0100
On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 09:29 -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
> 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.
Prevention is better than cure. Though you'll prefer to have the
billable hours when you become a Lawyer.
> 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 :)
Sorry, I'm speaking generally about the logo:
The rules maybe can be bent slightly for a T-shirt.
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