Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Phoenix web browser renamed to Firebird
Author Jim Starkey
At 07:39 AM 4/16/03 -0400, Paul Schmidt wrote:

>Come now, the only ones that gain when Open Source projects start suing each
>other is The Evil Empire(tm) and it's Emperor. The Firebird Project screwed
>up when we (the royal we here) didn't have the foresite to register the
>trademark Firebird. The real way to fix this now is to immediately register
>the trademark name The Firebird Database, then adopt that usage everywhere
>that we use Firebird now. Heck we use FB more then we use Firebird.

A trademark does not require registration to be valid. Registration is
little more than
official recognition of the date of first use of a mark and establish the
of the Federal courts. If you look, you will find that many of the most famous
marks (if I remember correctly, Kleenex and Unix) are not registered. Use of
a mark establishes its validity.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't AOL the power behind And if
AOL is the personification of non-Microsoft corporate evil, what is? I've
forgiven them for cutting off my supply of free floppy disks...

Jim Starkey