----- Forwarded message from Tony Sebro <tony@...41...> -----
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:03:25 -0400
From: Tony Sebro <tony@...41...>
To: Bryce Harrington <bryce@...2...>
CC: "inkscape@...41..." <inkscape@...41...>
Subject: Re: affidavits to maintain & strengthen registration of the Inkscape
On 08/14/2014 09:06 PM, Bryce Harrington wrote:
Separate from the decision, there are some follow up questions
how we should be using the marks:
Should we be using the registered trademark logo (R) in our about
screen, website and other media publications?
Or the non-registered trademark logo (tm)?
Since the Inkscape marks are registered,
Inkscape has the right to use
the (R) symbol instead of the TM symbol. It's not required, but it's a
good idea to use the (R) symbol, as it puts others on notice that
"Inkscape," the Inkscape logo, and "Draw freely" are all registered.
You don't have to go overboard; you should add it to the About Inkscape
graphic, for example, but you don't need to use it everywhere that you
use name "Inkscape" or display the logo. The fact that Inkscape has
published a trademark policy goes a long way towards putting others on
notice about our rights in the marks.
Tony Sebro, General Counsel, Software Freedom Conservancy
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