KDE Apps name trademarks

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at kde.org
Tue Jul 28 19:55:37 BST 2020

On Wednesday, 22 July 2020 09:53:58 CEST Uli Klinkhammer wrote:
> So, do we need those use cases and rights? Or is it better maybe, like
> Martin said, to speak with people violating our rights? (that are
> naturally given by using those names) Or is registering a domain name
> for every application an alternative?

We have the rights on the names of our applications, also without 
corresponding domain names, so there is probably no need to register 
additional domains. Keeps things more simple :-)

Speaking to people who we consider to violate our rights is always a good 
idea. We would need to do that anyway and it's often enough to resolve these 
kind of issues without the need to take formal legal steps. This should be a 
last resort.

In any case it helps if we can point people to a written policy which makes it 
clear how we expect our trademarks to be used, what we consider to be 
acceptable and what not.

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at kde.org>

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