Trademark defense -- you can help!
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Thu Sep 2 13:01:01 UTC 2010
Josef Reisinger wrote on 02.09.2010 12:12:
> I am not sure I understood correct: Are you looking for the Fedora logo
> in particular or any mentioning of the Fedora Product?
> I subscribe to the German's magazine "c't" and have all issues from 1997
> on CD/DVD (a service of the editor of c't). Unfortunatly this service
> lets me get rid of any hardcopy once I receive the CD/DVD.
> I did a quick view on one of them and found references to Fedora
> distributions, but no logo so far. If I find one, I am sure you will be
> able to approach the editor of c't (www.heise.de) to get some dated
> evidence from them.
The article "Herzstück"(¹) about Fedora Core 5, published in c't 8/2006,
Page 82 (sold for two weeks on stands in Germany/Austria/Switzerland and
selected other parts of the world, starting from 3. April 2006) contains
a screenshot where the right part of the default FC5 background(²) is
visible; both the Fedora logo and the Fedora wordmark are visible.
Is that something that we are looking for? I can get hold of a hardcopy
easily if needed.
(²) the one with the bubbles:
> Am 8/31/2010 5:23 PM, schrieb Paul W. Frields:
>> Red Hat Legal provides numerous services as counsel to the Fedora
>> community, including defending Fedora trademarks against possible
>> encroachment. Occasionally, people who have no connection to our
>> community attempt to use the Fedora trademark to signify business
>> efforts that have no connection to the Fedora Project, our
>> distribution, or the Fedora community.
>> Red Hat Legal is currently working on just such a defense. They've
>> asked me to pass on a request for assistance in gathering physical
>> evidence of our use of the Fedora logo worldwide prior to *January 30,
>> Here's what Red Hat Legal needs. Please read this description
>> carefully, and DO NOT REPLY to this list with attachments. That will
>> keep the list usable by its many subscribers. Please reply directly
>> to the addresses listed at the bottom of this email, and only if you
>> have something that meets one or more of these criteria.
>> * An item bearing the current Fedora logo that was produced or
>> available in China prior to January 30, 2007 is optimal, but
>> anything available worldwide would suffice.
>> * Tangible objects -- paper brochures, CDs, buttons, mousepads,
>> balloons, webpage printouts with a print date from before 30
>> January, 2007, T-shirts, etc. -- that were in existence before that
>> date. For example, a T-shirt that says "Fedora 2005" on it would be
>> good, or perhaps one with just a release number that's before
>> January 30, 2007.
>> * We have a Fedora 5 CD, but any others from before 30 January 2007
>> would be good. (AFAIK Fedora Core 6 is the only other applicable
>> release, since FC5-FC6 were the two distros we produced with the
>> logo prior to January 30, 2007.)
>> * We're looking for a a hard copy of this Linux magazine from
>> March, 2006:
>> ...plus any other magazines, ads, news articles, etc. from before
>> January 30, 2007 that talk about Fedora.
>> If it's not obvious from the object itself what the date is, Red Hat
>> Legal may ask you to sign an affidavit explaining what the object is
>> and how you know it existed before January 30, 2007.
>> Again, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS LIST WITH ATTACHMENTS.
>> Photos or scans of anything like CD's, T-shirts, keyrings, mouse pads,
>> etc. are acceptable. You can email these directly to edutton at
>> redhat dot com.
>> If the item is paper (like the magazine), you can mail it directly to:
>> Erin Dutton
>> Red Hat Legal Department
>> Attention: Fedora TM items
>> 1801 Varsity Drive
>> Raleigh, NC 27606
>> * * *
>>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/HistoricalSchedules
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