[Foundation] trademark issue (or possibly lack of)

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Thu Mar 14 05:10:28 CST 2002


It is only trademarked in the USA so anyone outside the USA should be free
to use it as they like.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Rogard" <martin at vibes.net>
To: <members at jabber.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:56 AM
Subject: RE : [Foundation] trademark issue (or possibly lack of)


> Jer wrote :
> > I want to make a point here that I wasn't clear about before,
> > I don't believe there *is* any serious trademark issues.
>
> I am not a lawyer eihter but indeed in France I think I am quite free to
> use the jabber trademark as It has never been enforced. And after
> consulting a lawyer I decided to stop complaining as It seems I have no
> more problem using the jabber name.
>
> I registered jabber-fr.com domain on 2000-05-18 which is before
> Jabber.Inc filed the tradmark (September 18, 2000) and so far I heard
> nothing from Jabber.com. I can also proove use of Jabber name in France
> prior to any use by Jabber Inc.
>
> Of course a statement from Jabber Inc. about this issue will be better
> but on the other hand the lack of statement from Jabber is an implicit
> green flag to use jabber (legally in France, I'll not speak for US).
>
> - martin
>
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