[IAEP] [SLOBS] [SLOBs] Scenarios for licensing our trademarks

C. Scott Ananian cscott at cscott.net
Fri Jan 29 13:28:29 EST 2010

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> That works fine with honest folk, but what about the company that
> wishes to use the marks aggressively, as a selling point, without
> providing any support? Or the person who promises to respect GPL and
> CC licenses, then turns around and adds Flash binaries to a Sugar
> image? Or the guy who claims he sent in an e-mail and never did, uses
> the marks and tells the press we never answer our e-mail? It's because
> not everyone is well-intentioned (unfortunately) that we need to
> explicitly grant a revocable license through direct contact, for a
> defined period wiith a renewal mechanism.

This is what lawyers are for.  If you can't enforce the conditions,
then you really can't defend your trademark.  This is completely
orthogonal to the question of whether the trademark grant is automatic
upon compliance with the conditions, or requires express written

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