[lazarus] About logo

Michael A. Hess mhess at miraclec.com
Thu Mar 7 21:14:25 EST 2002

Matjaz Mihelic wrote:

I appreciate your concerns, however .....

> I was reffering from watching legal cases over less intrusion (Krayon
> >> Crayon) (Windows >> LindowsOS)

Both of those involved the name of the product. In those cases the name
itself is trademarked and that was the infringment. We don't have any
names that have anything to do with Borland Delphi.

> If you'd look on borland page you'd see that all logotypes and names
> that I specify are registred trademarks.

That isn't exactly true.

They can't trademark a font. They also can't trademark geometric shapes.
They can trademark a complete logo but not elements that are used to
make the logo. They certainly can't trademark images from the Greek
Delphi site.

If you read the Borland Trademark page it refers to the following being


as words and logos. You may also not use their graphic logos that would
misrepresent your product as being part of or connected to Delphi.

I don't think there is any danger of someone mistaking the Lazarus
graphic logo as being a part of Delphi or Borland. The original one and
my first new one, yes, they could have had a complaint. The new one has
no relation to Borland at all.

Think about it a minute. If you step back and look at the logo and
imagine you had no idea what the Lazarus project was would you infer
from the new logo that it had anything to do with Borland Delphi? The
only possible way would be the fact that the work pascal is in there.

I don't think we have to worry about the new graphic. At least I'm not
going to.  :-)
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Michael A. Hess      Miracle Concepts, Inc.
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