Anthony Towns wrote: > On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 05:01:06PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote: > >>Bart Schuller writes ("Re: DCC (Debian Confusion Core) trademark negotiation status"): >> >>>http://ianmurdock.com/?p=274 >> >>This is some kind of insulting joke. > > Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that. I wonder how, for example, Nike would react if one were to put a series of press releases announcing the newly formed: NQA -- Nike(TM) Quality Alliance in which you implied that you'd be providing better foot ware than the average Nike output, by running them through another level of quality checking. Then, after news of this had hit the New York Times, you could explain that you were going to change what NQA stood for, and now it stands for "NQA Quality Alliance" so there was nothing for Nike to worry about, but that you were not going to bother with a press release. I think you'd find yourself in court in the blink of an eye, and I doubt that you'd be allowed to have an N anywhere near your name, assuming that you were still in business by the time Nike's lawyers were finished with you. Also, I was under the impression that recursive acronyms needed to be witty, or at least close to being a pronounceable word, to count. I suppose one could try pronouncing DCC as "Dick" to make it qualify ;-) Cheers, Phil.  I'm not trying to imply anything good or bad about Nike, it was just a random example of a corporation with an interest in protecting its trademark.
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