On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 05:48:34PM +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
Could you elaborate on why you think [a trademark] is
There are lots and lots of projects that inhabit the same topic-sector that
OpenGuides does. Some are free, whether as in beer or speech. Some are not.
Here's something JimH brought to my attention yesterday:
It sounds an awful lot like the ideas that some of us have discussed for a
mobile interface to OpenGuides. Whilst this is not relevant in terms of
trademarking, my point is that we have competition on a lot of fronts. And
somebody has already trademarked "openguide" in the USA:
The world is big and mean, and we are neither of those. So I think even a
small amount of pre-emptive defense on our part - in this case, a trade mark
- would help us.
Don't even get me started on the patents issue :/
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