[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: AbiWord, trademarks, and DFSG-freeness

Jacobo Tarrio wrote:
> Oops, I have just thought of a case where it isn't so, at least in Spain.
> The Spanish trade mark law allows the owner of a trademark to prohibit its
> removal from a product.

That's true in the US, too; http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forum/forumnew112.php 

> In order to understand the significance of this ruling it is first necessary 
> to understand the basics of reverse passing off. In a nutshell, reverse 
> passing off is a theory that prevents the selling of a manufacturer?s goods 
> after removing the manufacturer?s trademark from the goods and either 
> substituting the distributor?s mark or simply leaving the goods unbranded.

Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com

Reply to: