Subject: Re: OSI enforcement? (Was Re: Microsoft use of the term "Open Source")
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 04:33:33 -0800

I just wanted to add that anyone who's _really_ serious about
registering a descriptive mark with USPTO would be well advised to 
read relevant sections of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure,
which Bitlaw has mirrored online:

(If nothing else, a failed registration, for lack of attention to the
criteria used by examiners, would be not only irksome in itself but also
a waste of the US $330 application fee.)

I'll readily admit to not having read it, but I've not staked any $330
applications on my avoidance of pitfalls.