Bug 1291160 - Trademark Problem
Trademark Problem
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wiiuse (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gwyn Ciesla
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2015-12-14 02:54 EST by mejiko
Modified: 2015-12-14 11:50 EST (History)
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Description mejiko 2015-12-14 02:54:57 EST
Hello.

I think that "wiiuse" is trademark problematic.
Because "wii" is trademark.
It is non-free.

I suggest that resolve trademark problem.

Thanks.


Reference:

https://www.nintendo.com/corp/legal.jsp
https://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=78980451&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch
Comment 1 mejiko 2015-12-14 02:55:30 EST
Blocking FE-Legal, This is trademark problem.
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2015-12-14 11:50:10 EST
My belief is that the "wiiuse" library is nominative, as it refers to the wiimote and other wii accessories. It does not use the Wii logo (just the text) and does so only to indicate the supported peripheral family. Additionally, the G&S listing for "Wii" is specific to gaming, and wiiuse is not gaming software.

That said, the package owner should be aware that Nintendo has a rather... litigious track record and may not agree. If they raise a concern over the naming, this ticket should be reopened and addressed.

(Maintainer may also wish to update wiimote to reflect the new stable fork:
  https://github.com/rpavlik/wiiuse )

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