[lazarus] About logo

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Fri Mar 8 03:52:38 EST 2002

On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Michael A. Hess wrote:

> 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
> trademarked:
>    Borland
>    Delphi
> 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.

A little off-topic, but whoever heard of trademarking the name of a city ?
What kind of nonsense is that ?

Delphi is - to my knowledge - a city in Greece, Europe. It has existed
since more than 2500 years. I doubt Borland can prove that it used the
name first ? People in the trademarking office obviously have not
enjoyed a classical education, or they would have rejected this trademark
at once. Maybe we should write an email to the mayor of Delphi (the
city) and ask him to sue Borland. They should win this case hands-down. :-)

That said, I think the name Delphi is a good name for a product; Just
the fact that you can trademark it is beyond my intellectual capabilities.


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