Subject: Re: GPL and trademarks and brandnames...
From: Alex <xela@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 11:47:11 EST

Russ Nelson writes: 
> William C. Cheng writes:
>  > If my company distributes a software package named FOO under GPL, and
>  > if the name FOO is a (software) trademark of my company, is there a
>  > problem?  Do we have to use a different license (such as MPL or a
>  > modified NPL)?
> My understanding of trademark law is that you need do nothing.

My understanding of trademark law is that your company should hire
a good, expert trademark lawyer and not rely on legal advice from
laypersons like us.

Carl Alexander
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