Re: Community Input Requested on Trustees’ Intent to Renounce “IETF Secretariat” Trademark

Ray Pelletier <rpelletier@isoc.org> Fri, 04 April 2014 18:19 UTC

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On Apr 4, 2014, at 2:11 PM, Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> wrote:

> On 4/4/2014 11:00 AM, IETF Administrative Director wrote:
>> The Trustees of the IETF Trust have voted an intent to renounce (abandon) the “IETF Secretariat”
>> trademark,
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> 
> It sounds as if this will open the door to my being able to advertise myself as the IETF Secretariat.  Or even the ITU's being able to.  Yes?

You could certainly use “Secretariat” but you cannot use “IETF Secretariat” without violating the “IETF” trademark.

Ray

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