Bug#129285: kde-i18n: possibly has a trademark issue
On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 12:06:13AM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> You're probably aware that SuSE was ordered for a short while to stop
> shipping their Linux distribution because the krayon program clashed
> with the "Crayon" trademark. (See
> http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/data/ray-09.01.02-000/ for the
> full story.)
As far as I understood the issue, it's essentially due to a weird German law
that allows for extortion because of the long injunction. The trademark
issue is frivolous.
Unless they sue Debian mirror maintainers in Germany, there's nothing to
worry about. Frankly, I doubt they would care to do that since our sponsors
wouldn't be hurt by that (other than the fact they'd have to temporarily
stop mirroring the package, and appear in court to say "they're nuts!"), but
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