Bug 1315044 - Trademark problem and software name
Summary: Trademark problem and software name
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pacman
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2016-03-06 06:24 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2016-03-09 04:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-03-09 04:44:44 UTC


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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 :)


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