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Re: Tomdroid name, potential legal issue, do we care?



OpenIntents has exactly the same problem regarding the Droidcon
conference it hosts.

Best regards,

Op dinsdag 06-07-2010 om 23:11 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Olivier
> Hi,
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 11:06 AM, Sandy Armstrong
> <sanfordarmstrong@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>         Hey guys,
>         You my have heard that Tomdroid renamed itself to Tomdroyd to
>         avoid
>         trademark infringement on "droid" (owned by LucasArts).  
> I'm sure you meant Twidroyd. ;)
> At first, I thought "it couldn't be, how about the motorola droid?"
> but a quick google revealed:
> "DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies.
> Used under license." on
> http://mediacenter.motorola.com/content/detail.aspx?releaseid=12059&newsareaid=22
>         I don't know if this is really a valid concern at all, but I
>         figured since Tomdroid
>         isn't in the market yet now would be a good time to decide if
>         anyone
>         cares about the potential for trouble.
> Yes, thanks for pointing it out.
> Does anyone on this list know what the other *droid or droid* on the
> android market are doing? There must be a few of them..
>         For what it's worth, I'd be fine with you guys simply calling
>         yourselves "Tomboy for Android".  I'm guessing the name only
>         matters
>         when you distribute it, so using "tomdroid" for the project
>         name, repo
>         name, and in code probably wouldn't be an issue.
> I think we'll go that way. Thanks for the permission to use Tomboy. As
> far as distributiong, another quick google revealed that the android
> market takes trademark complaints quite seriously:
> http://en.andigg.com/android-market-trademark-complaint-received/
> For now, I won't rename the launchpad project unless someone strongly
> suggests otherwise.
> I wonder how much it is to license the use of droid. ;)
> Too bad I've been paying for tomdroid.org for two years.. ;)
> -- 
> Olivier Bilodeau <olivier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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