[Fedora-legal-list] Trademark issue: "ubuntu" in package name

Sandro Mani manisandro at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 09:51:53 UTC 2013


I've got a pending review request for "ubuntu-keyring" (see [1]) where 
the reviewer correctly pointed out that there may be a trademark issue 
with the package name containing the word "ubuntu". I've tried 
contacting Canonical to ask whether we are allowed to use ubuntu in 
package names, but they have not replied to date (inquiry was sent 10 
days ago). This potential trademark issue also affects the package 
"ubuntu-title-fonts", see [2].

I would like to ask whether anyone here has already dealt with a 
precedent issue of this kind, and if so how such issues were resolved. 
Specifically, maybe someone has already approached Canonical for such 


[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009998
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1014065

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