[IAEP] Sugar Labs potentially a trade mark infringer
kjcole at dc.sugarlabs.org
Fri Jul 30 10:53:35 EDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 01:09, Tim McNamara <paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz> wrote:
> Compare "Breakout" with "Break Out"
> I haven't checked the USPTO's database, but I'm fairly certain that Atari
> would have registered it.
And though IANAL, I recall from a previous exploration that names that
are similar are found to be infringing, unless they are being applied
to very different animals. For example, if I have a hardware store
and name it McDonald's, I'm not competing with a company that sells
fast food. I win: I'm not in violation. However, if I have a game
that looks, tastes and smells like "Breakout" and bears the strikingly
similar name "Break Out"... Bzzzt. I lose.
Sugar Labs DC
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