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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tristam Green View Post
    Once again, just because the company has not been around longer, does not mean the logo has been around longer. My company has been around nearly ten years and didn't start using its current brand logo until 2007.

    And likewise, Canonical has been around since 2004, not '03.

    And, Canonical's logo is different than the Ubuntu logo, but close enough to be a derived trademark.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nical_logo.svg

    URL because vB doesn't support svg images
    2004 sorry, thats what I meant.

    Canonical created the Ubuntu logo obviously so yeah.Your other point, already covered by Giant Spec.

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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tristam Green View Post
    To further enhance it, he *could* post it in red bold.
    I'm not sure, I think bold is okay, but bold and red? That's a bit much.
    Last edited by calrogman; May 15th, 2009 at 08:16 PM. Reason: Removed markup, don't want to annoy anyone.

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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Quote Originally Posted by nathangrubb View Post
    Please make the font larger I'm having trouble reading it.
    good point, it'll further reinforce in his mind that someone will read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    good point, it'll further reinforce in his mind that someone will read it.

    It's funny how a simple post format change, can make some one go off topic. Please don't take your anger out on me, if you don't want me to post it in bold, then just say so politely.

    Post fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipped OuT View Post
    It's funny how a simple post format change, can make some one go off topic. Please don't take your anger out on me, if you don't want me to post it in bold, then just say so politely.

    Post fixed.
    please show me where i came off as angry.

    thanks.

    on topic: nothing to talk about until someone shows proof.

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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tipped OuT View Post
    It's funny how a simple post format change, can make some one go off topic. Please don't take your anger out on me, if you don't want me to post it in bold, then just say so politely.

    Post fixed.
    Don't change it back! Your text will look like my text and people will think you're ripping off my text formatting!

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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tipped OuT View Post
    It's funny how a simple post format change, can make some one go off topic. Please don't take your anger out on me, if you don't want me to post it in bold, then just say so politely.

    Post fixed.
    Ahh, relax. Just having a little bit of mindless fun at your expense with you!
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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    please show me where i came off as angry.

    thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    thanks for going back and using bold for your post. i couldn't read it before.
    Your sarcasm says it all. Maybe not angry, but rude. Any ways, I don't want to argue or anything, I do not like arguing, I just want to be apart of a forum without being banned for once. Thanks.

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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Aren't you all getting off topic

    I think it is a copyright infringement, based on my experiences in this area. However, the main issue is whether or not HRM would play nice and change the logo just with an email. If not, then ubuntu would have to hire lawyers to bring an international law suit against HRM, which would be costly even if they win the case.

    The other issue is that both companies are in different trademark 'classes,' ie., they don't provide the same types of services, so it might be hard to argue brand confusion in the lawsuit. This Ubuntu text (not logo) is registered in 3 classes (9, 41, 42) according to the USPTO since 2006-10-03: http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?r...entry=76616408

    Check out all the other Ubuntu's registered (19) in different classes just in the US.

    [update] direct links don't work, so go here, click New User Form Search (Basic), then type ubuntu: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?...glish&p_d=trmk

    Also, I don't see the logo officially registered (unless it's under a different name). This just means they'd have a bit less legal protection with the logo if they take the case to court.

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    Side note: I designed a logo for a non-profit company back in 2004, but it never got used. The weird thing is that one of the variations looked a lot like the current Ubuntu logo, so when I saw it later, it was really freaky to me. This logo of mine never saw the light of day (the went with something totally different), but it's weird. Even the colors I chose (for a multi-cultrual international institution) were very similar.
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    Re: HMR group possibly stealing the Ubuntu Logo

    Please don't spam them.

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