Issue 121624 - Use ® for the link to the website to preserve that trademark
Summary: Use ® for the link to the website to preserve that trademark
Alias: None
Product: documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Readme (show other issues)
Version: AOO 3.4.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.0.0
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2013-01-14 23:55 UTC by Andrea Pescetti
Modified: 2017-05-20 09:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Andrea Pescetti 2013-01-14 23:55:55 UTC
As pointed out by Dave Fisher on ooo-dev, we need to make sure that somewhere we use ® for the link to the website to preserve that trademark.

[ The (R) must be used only once, of course ; but this should be in the README or somewhere in the bundled documentation, probably ]

This issue should have target 4.0.
Comment 1 Andrea Pescetti 2013-01-14 23:56:48 UTC
Setting target 4.0 due to the legal implications and the minor impact.
Comment 2 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2013-01-15 08:49:30 UTC
I am volunteering to to work on this task.
Comment 3 Rob Weir 2013-01-15 21:24:57 UTC
I believe that David is in error here.  Remember, a trademark is for a specific domain of use.    

I looked up the trademark for in the US Patent and Trademark Office database.  It is specifically defined as a trademark for the software.  It is not a trademark for a website or web service.  We should not be claiming a trademark, let alone a registered trademark, outside of the bounds of our registration.

So please do not move forward with this task until we get consensus on this on the dev list and/or on legal-discuss.

Consider this to be a -1 from me until this is confirmed.
Comment 4 Todd Nordby 2013-11-15 04:32:17 UTC
Comment 5 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2014-04-30 11:24:53 UTC
I am no longer sure about this issue. Thus, reassigning this issue
Comment 6 Andrea Pescetti 2014-05-03 13:55:37 UTC
I'm now resolving as obsolete due to the fact that now we have better control and knowledge about our trademarks, but we haven't seen a need to do this in the actions we are currently taking to enforce our trademark. Please reopen if considered still worth discussing.