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Re: Addressing the lack of Trademark License for YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Core Apps


On 03/18/2013 08:20 PM, Benjamin Kerensa wrote:
On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Ricardo Salveti de Araujo
<ricardo.salveti@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 03/18/2013 08:06 PM, Zisu Andrei wrote:

Read the list, there are actual Facebook/Twitter/Youtube apps being
developed: https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/

Having a link in the Ubuntu Phone image to the corresponding service is
certainly not infringing, and that's not the issue that was raised here.

For the core apps they need a proper review before incorporating them at
Ubuntu. And by proper I mean reading all the guidelines and legal statements
individually per app doing the support for the service.

We don't want the app itself to be called as twitter or facebook, but
instead saying it provides access to the twitter/facebook services, which is

And thats exactly the problem... Right now the apps are called
"Twitter Core App" etc there is not statement or anything to suggest
to users or media that these are going to just be links an that they
are unofficial which leads to the confusion of users and makes a false
sense of endorsement which is what Trademarks aim to prevent.

Right, that indeed needs to be fixed before incorporating them at Ubuntu.

Can someone help reviewing the apps naming, icons and designs to make sure they are OK regarding the respective trademarks?

Ricardo Salveti de Araujo

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