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Re: Trademark policy for packages?

Henning Makholm
> Does the use of a trademark word to refer unambiguously to a specific
> technical protocol in package descriptions and documentation (that is,
> not in marketing materials) even require a trademark license? I know
> that it certainly does not in Denmark, but of course that does not say
> anything about the rest of the world.

I'm pretty sure that it doesn't in England either and I'd expect it to
be across the EU. http://www.iusmentis.com/trademarks/crashcourse/rights/

Out of context, that quote from RFC 1510 looks just plain wrong, but
I can see why the holder would want it to be believed.

In general, I suggest not inappropriately acknow(tm)ledging trademarks,
but trying to use any marks honestly and accurately anyway, whether they
are registered or not. The only time they should be a problem is when a
copyright holder tries for a SuperTrademark through bad copyright terms.

In particular, I can't recall exactly what DEAD means for USPTO. I'd
expect it to be difficult to enforce.

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