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Re: Debian UK

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 08:53:54AM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > > And BTW, anyway, does the debian trademark extend to textile and such ? Or is
> > > > it only restricted to software products ?
> > > 
> > > That's an interesting question and not really very well phrased and so
> > > is kind of difficult to answer.
> > 
> > That is bullshit, and you perfectly know it. Anyone with the less knowledge
> > about trademark know that they are not all encompassing, but that you have to
> > declare field of endeavour or whatever it is called. In france if you delclare
> > a trademark you get to fill for 3-4 fields for the same price for example.
> No, trademarks aren't all encompassing.  There's also copyright law
> which governs the logo.  There's also the issue that you're not selling
> a type of t-shirt which you've decided to trademark and call 'Debian'.
> There's also the issue that it's being sold at the Debian booth, etc.
> It's not so simple as you're trying to make it out to be, unfortunately.

My question was plain simple, does the debian trademark extend to textiles and
other t-shirt or is it only covering software ? This has a simple answer, and
does not include the stuff you are speaking about, which are a separate

> > I guess that the debian trademark covers software and other computer related
> > product, but does it covers drinks, carpentry, toys for children, vestimentary
> > stuff, kitchen equipements and so on ? (well, not quite sure about the
> > categories, but software and tshirt definitvely don't fall in the same
> > category).
> No, they don't, but that's not what's at issue here and claiming it is
> shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the issue...

I have seen the word Trademark mentioned in a subject of a subthread here, so


Sven Luther

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