Re: Community Input Requested on Trustees' Intent to Renounce "IETF Secretariat" Trademark

Abdussalam Baryun <abdussalambaryun@gmail.com> Tue, 08 April 2014 23:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: Community Input Requested on Trustees' Intent to Renounce "IETF Secretariat" Trademark
From: Abdussalam Baryun <abdussalambaryun@gmail.com>
To: Hector Santos <hsantos@isdg.net>
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On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Hector Santos wrote:

> I don't see a legal issue or lost of trademark infringement protection for
> the reason stated.  I would suggest that, if necessary, the IETF could
> still legally list "IETF Secretariat" as a trademark <TM>, just not
> registered (R)


Yes. However, I don't understand what is the real value of that
registered mark. I don't understand why it was started/continued in the
first place for such volunteering organisation. If IETF
community agree/identifies that there are some values, then we can find
alternatives. Mostly we only need the one IETF trademark.

AB



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