[kde-community] Trademark clause in the Manifesto

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Wed Jul 29 09:13:41 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 20:36:45 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jul 2015, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 July 2015 09:37:40 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> >> I don't think it says that, but I also don't think that it can work like 
> >> this. If I disappear or disband the Krita Foundation (which owns the 
> >> trademark), then how would this transfer be implemented? It's probably 
> >> something that will be specific for each situation, but as it is, I'm 
> >> totally unsure how this is supposed to work in practice.
> > 
> > Another aspect is to consider the difference between a registered
> > trademark and  a non-registered one. Registered trademarks ® are
> > regulated Intellectual Property, for which one pays a fee and has rights
> > and duties. It can only be ceded through a proper contract. I'm not sure
> > a verbal contract or the manifesto would serve, here.
> Right, that's an important distinction. I'm only concerned with the 
> registered trademark here -- the piece of grey recycled paper I paid 2000 
> euros for

I'd be concerned with either, because also migration of projects with non-
registered (or rather, not yet registered) trademarks have been an issue in 
the past.

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