Maybe someone could help out with a little clarification for us slower readers:
Specifically, Can I put the i-mode or iAppli logo on my Web site, saying 'I
develop i-mode content.' or 'I make iApplis for sale.' ??
Also, here is a link to chillingeffects.org
(http://www.chillingeffects.org/index.cgi). It looks to be a good general
reference for online copyright and intellectual property issues.
--- Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Nik Frengle wrote:
> > My suggestion would be to just use text: You may
> > be violating trademarks, but no one seems to mind.
> I'm not familiar with Japanese trademark law, but I'd suspect, what
> with WIPO and all, trademark law has certain commonalities worldwide.
> In the US and Canada, at least, as I understand it, you are never,
> ever violating trademark law when you use a trademark to refer to the
> specific thing that's trademarked. If I'm talking about "Coke," the
> drink manufactured by the Coca-cola company, and I make it clear that
> "Coke" is a trademark (registered or not--it doesn't matter), there's no
> The point of trademark law is not to prevent people from using the
> trademark, but to prevent people from using the trademark to refer
> to something other than the owner wants it to refer to. It's not
> like copyright, that prevents usage or copying. You can't copyright
> a word or small set of words used as a trademark (though you can
> copyright an image used as a trademark, I believe).
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