[CentOS] Question about trademarks

Mon Mar 10 00:43:08 UTC 2014
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

On 09/03/14 08:26 PM, Always Learning wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Pouar <thepouar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm thinking of creating a project based on JBoss EAP the same way
>>> CentOS does with RHEL. Obviously I can't call it JBoss EAP so I thought
>>> I could call it CentAP, for Community Enterprise Application Platform.
>>> Will this infringe on the Red Hat and/or CentOS trademarks?
> On Sun, 2014-03-09 at 18:06 -0400, SilverTip257 wrote:
>> Given the recent discussion in the thread below [0], you probably shouldn't
>> name it as such.
>> Unless your "spin/project" becomes an official variant.
>> Read Johnny's response (URL below) and respond back if you have any
>> questions.
>> [0] http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2014-February/141070.html
> So Centipede is OK, since it is distinctive different from Centos but
> CentAP infringes.
> How about CentsAPP or Centsapp ?  That won't infringe.

Centipede, as a technical thing/program, looks to be fine:


Personally, I would:

a) Not use Cent*
b) Ask a trademark lawyer

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