[CentOS-devel] Re: Using CentOS trademarks/artwork etc.

Fri Aug 3 18:21:13 UTC 2007
Daniel de Kok <danieldk at pobox.com>

On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 19:49 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> I think CentOS should register the trademark in the countries this is
> most important (US + EU?) and offer a review dependent usage: If a
> derived product/project like mythcentos or maybe centosfirewall,
> etc. wants to make use of trademarks/artwork it should offer the final
> product for a check by centos-devel and get the blessing. I wouldn't
> suggest any blanket approvals though, CentOS should always have the
> final say to check whether this step would potentially harm the brand
> instead of strengthening it.

Registered or not, as far as I understand the most important thing is to
protect your trademark. This means actively acting against others in the
same field of endeavor who use the name "CentOS".

-- Daniel