Bug 1315044

Summary: Trademark problem and software name
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: mejiko <private>
Component: pacmanAssignee: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description mejiko 2016-03-06 06:24:30 UTC
Hello.

This software name is "pacman".
but "PAC-MAN" is trademark.

https://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=76638049&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

Trademark law is forbid that use similar trademark without permission trademark owner. (I think)

I think that this is trademark problem.
It is non-free.

Thanks.

Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2016-03-09 04:44:44 UTC
No one is going to confuse the Arch package manager with a game where you eat pellets and get chased by ghosts.

If this was a game, it would be inappropriate, but because it is not, it is fine.

Comment 2 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-03-09 04:50:48 UTC
Thank you spot for the voice of sanity :)