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Z_o-s-o
January 31st, 2009, 03:42 AM
Have a look at this Ubuntu logo ripoff.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HumanRightsFirstOrg

http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/index.aspx

jrusso2
January 31st, 2009, 03:44 AM
Well they do say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

x33a
January 31st, 2009, 04:33 AM
ubuntu is also about humanity and that organization is also about humanity, so i guess they are siblings :D

well jokes aside, if it's really an issue then canonical will have to look into it.

smartboyathome
January 31st, 2009, 04:46 AM
It isn't a trademark infraction, as it is obvious it isn't Ubuntu's logo. There are four people on it, instead of the three from Ubuntu's logo, and it is a different color.

kavon89
January 31st, 2009, 04:49 AM
You can't really trademark people holding hands (is the ubuntu logo even trademarked/copywrited?). Its also pretty different.

Giant Speck
January 31st, 2009, 04:53 AM
Hmm... The Human Rights First organization is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. I wonder how long they've had that logo.

Ubuntu is on what? Less than ten years?

Montblanc_Kupo
January 31st, 2009, 04:55 AM
You can't really trademark people holding hands (is the ubuntu logo even trademarked/copywrited?). Its also pretty different.

In the US, at least, you can trademark ANYTHING.

CraigPaleo
January 31st, 2009, 07:35 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=925808

Mr. Picklesworth
January 31st, 2009, 07:40 AM
Yeah, they had their's in May 2004, well before Ubuntu.

http://web.archive.org/web/20040520082938/http://humanrightsfirst.org/

Everyone, back away quietly. Let's hope they don't notice ;)

Giant Speck
January 31st, 2009, 07:45 AM
Everyone, back away quietly. Let's hope they don't notice ;)

Holy crap. I was right!

I love myself. :)

hanzomon4
January 31st, 2009, 07:52 AM
Everyone, back away quietly. Let's hope they don't notice ;)

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

I think I just shat myself

CraigPaleo
February 1st, 2009, 05:10 AM
Check this out too. This one does appear to be a blatant rip-off.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=407195

I haven't read the magazine but if Linux is mentioned in it somewhere, it'd make sense and probably be okay. Someone mentioned the Fedora bubbles. I'd like to know if there was an article about Linux in that issue somewhere.

smartboyathome
February 1st, 2009, 05:19 AM
Everyone, back away quietly. Let's hope they don't notice ;)

Notice what? *ponders a second* Oh wait, didn't ubuntu release it's first edition around then? :P

CraigPaleo
February 1st, 2009, 05:47 AM
Notice what? *ponders a second* Oh wait, didn't ubuntu release it's first edition around then? :P

According to the Way Back Machine, the domain name, Ubuntu.net was used as far back as 2003 but it only looks like it was parked until Nov. 25th of 2005, where there is talk by Conanical, about a Bazaar Project. The logo and the webpage shows up Dec. of 2005. http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.ubuntu.net

"Linux for human beings" Maybe it's been a universal symbol for "humanity." Before this thread, I hadn't even realized that logo depicted people holding hands. I'd always thought it was a lifesaver! :D

Slim Odds
February 1st, 2009, 05:54 AM
Trademarks are essentially industry specific. Therefore, two entities in different fields could have similar (or perhaps identical) trademarks without issue.

hanzomon4
February 1st, 2009, 05:57 AM
Tell that to the wwf... er wwe

AlbinoButt
February 1st, 2009, 05:59 AM
Trademarks are essentially industry specific. Therefore, two entities in different fields could have similar (or perhaps identical) trademarks without issue.

I am pleased to announce my software company. I have named it Pizza Hut™

CraigPaleo
February 1st, 2009, 06:11 AM
I am pleased to announce my software company. I have named it Pizza Hut™

LOL! Cool! You may then plaster this image all over your software! LOL! :D

http://www.wiu.edu/users/miama/images/pizzahut.jpg

Giant Speck
February 1st, 2009, 08:38 AM
LOL! Cool! You may then plaster this image all over your software! LOL! :D

http://www.wiu.edu/users/miama/images/pizzahut.jpg

I'd eat it... I mean... I'd use that software!

CraigPaleo
February 1st, 2009, 08:56 AM
LOL! Cool! You may then plaster this image all over your software! LOL! :D

http://www.wiu.edu/users/miama/images/pizzahut.jpg


I'd eat it... I mean... I'd use that software!

LOL! Do you want to go in on selling Taco Bell™ software with me?
http://www.carbwire.com/images/taco-bell.jpg

Giant Speck
February 1st, 2009, 09:01 AM
LOL! Do you want to go in on selling Taco Bell™ software with me?
http://www.carbwire.com/images/taco-bell.jpg

You can sell Taco Bell™ software, and I can sell Pizza Hut™ software.

Since we're ripping off names and logos, we can name our company Yum!™ Software.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/02/Yum%21_Brands_Logo.svg/200px-Yum%21_Brands_Logo.svg.png

dannytatom
February 1st, 2009, 09:10 AM
Not to ruin the party, but nobody is going to buy software from a company named Pizza Hut. :(

CraigPaleo
February 1st, 2009, 09:11 AM
You can sell Taco Bell™ software, and I can sell Pizza Hut™ software.

Since we're ripping off names and logos, we can name our company Yum!™ Software.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/02/Yum%21_Brands_Logo.svg/200px-Yum%21_Brands_Logo.svg.png

LOL! Hahaha! Yum!™ I love it!!!! Yeah, let's do that! :) It's not like Red Hat has any say in it or anything. :D

bruce89
February 1st, 2009, 10:36 AM
Not to ruin the party, but nobody is going to buy software from a company named Pizza Hut. :(

Especially since they're now Pasta Hut.

Giant Speck
February 1st, 2009, 11:18 AM
Especially since they're now Pasta Hut.

I've never had their pasta. I do like their new Natural pizza though. Mmmmm... If it wasn't one in the morning, I might have ordered some.

ratmandall
February 1st, 2009, 12:32 PM
Not to ruin the party, but nobody is going to buy software from a company named Pizza Hut. :(

I'd do it just to prove you wrong :p

binbash
February 1st, 2009, 02:38 PM
Everyone, back away quietly. Let's hope they don't notice ;)

LOL LOL :p:p:p

Mason Whitaker
February 1st, 2009, 02:46 PM
Not to ruin the party, but nobody is going to buy software from a company named Pizza Hut. :(...and yet people buy their computers from a company called Apple?

Are you all going to hate me if I told you I emailed them and told them Ubuntu site link?

TBOL3
February 1st, 2009, 04:40 PM
No, no, no... You all have it backwords.

We're going to start our own companies, and we're all going to call them Linux. And then RMS is going to be really mad, and start his own, and call them GNU.

Rinzwind
February 1st, 2009, 04:45 PM
Have a look at this Ubuntu logo ripoff.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HumanRightsFirstOrg

http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/index.aspx

Is that it?
What about this one http://www.ubuntu.upc.edu/index.php?lg=eng&pg=2&ncom=24
:popcorn:

http://www.ubuntu.upc.edu/img/logo_text_eng.gif