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Re: On the uselessness of Debian trademarks.

MJ Ray wrote:

> On 2004-05-07 07:31:27 +0100 Ean Schuessler <ean@brainfood.com> wrote:
>> With the Debian trademark we want use that is almost entirely
>> unenforced
>> except for a few particular (and somewhat poorly defined) situations.
> The only well-defined situation I can see at the moment is when
> someone attempts to claim debian association, backing or endorsement
> fraudulently.

How about if someone simply starts their own Debian, perhaps producing
proprietary software?  I believe that that is exactly the situation
trademarks were invented to prevent.

> I believe that is covered adequately by other laws
> everywhere where we could enforce it. Is that correct?
I don't think the situation I described above is covered by any other laws.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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