[CentOS-devel] RPM of BrOffice.org
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Wed Mar 25 14:15:59 UTC 2009
Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> Thiago Avelino wrote:
>>> The question is this. exists, the body of registered trademarks and
>>> patents, a company with the name openoffice. has only one image.
>>> nothing more. This is why the open sun, in Brazil, was broffice
>> Originally, you said "patents and trademarks."
> he made a mistake.
He may have, but I'd rather Thiago explain what he really means.
>> People are asking about patents, but you keep explaining why trademarks
>> are a problem.
> once again: the name "OpenOffice" is registered in Brazil by a private
> company and therefore it cannot be used by a software product. To
> circumvent this, the local community is using the name :BrOffice" instead.
yes, he said that several times. It has nothing to do with the patent
claim which, as you say, may be a mistake.
I was curious about the trademark issue, so I pointed Google at Brasil
and did a search. I didn't find the trademark owner (which doesn't mean
a lot), but whoever it is is going to have a lot of trouble defending
the mark. Whatever the folk behind broffice.org do, there are lots of
other people using the term "open office" (which isn't its name -
another trademark problem I think) to refer to the software.
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