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Re: Trademark scope (just for the record)



On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Rick Moen wrote:
> > > Pepsico doesn't ask the Coca-Cola Company's permission to publish
> > > claims that its sugar-water is better tasting than is Coca-Cola.
> > > That ought to be a big, fat clue, but far too many people have been
> > > successfully conned and don't think about the implications.
> > But on the other hand, Pepsi doesn't put out a soft drink which says
> > on the label "This is Coca-Cola, but it is not produced or endorsed by
> > the Coca-Cola Corporation".
> I didn't say it is.

Yes, you did.  Substituting in for the names Bob and Earthbadger, you think
that if Debian says "This is Debian Firefox, it is not produced by the Mozilla
Corporation", that's okay.  How's that different from saying "This is
Pepsi's Coca-Cola, it isn't produced by the Coca-Cola corporation"?



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