> Seems like they've been there for quite a while now and it might take > a legal action to make them rename their products/product lines. On > the other hand, 'embedian' and 'emdebian' are, well, clearly different > words. It might be questioned, on what grounds emdebian people see > this as a trademark infringement. remember the case Les Edition Albert René against Heuser: it was about that "mobilix" is too close to "obelix"? it as comic figure agains linux related - and tey have won. look at http://www.mobilix.org for more details, but just one letter difference IS a legal issue. And the company is quite new, the whois-entry dates from 24-Jul-2006. And don't think, they don't know about the name simillarities. Their homepge links to linixdevices.com, where you find a link on the news-section about their new device and in the article you find a link to http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6007597704.html where it says on the headline: "ARM-based SBC comes with embedded Debian" Emdebian should definitly consult a layer in this case - and register the trademark as soon as possible. Maybe you think I overreact, but i have some negative experience in that field. n. > > Perhaps we should also consider registering the trademark. That feels > > a bit 'corporate', but maybe it is a good idea in order to be able to > > encourage impostors to behave. > > Well, they are not exactly impostors, they make hardware. (OT: What do > we do in emdebian, btw?) > As for registering a trademark, shouldn't we have done this earlier? > > Regards, > -- > I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.
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