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Re: [open-cobol-list] Open Cobol Trademark

From: Alain Lucari
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Open Cobol Trademark
Date: Wed May 18 03:22:23 2005

Le Wed, 18 May 2005 05:45:46 +0900
Keisuke Nishida <address@hidden> a écrit:

> Robert Keane wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > 
> > I think someone should start a Trademark application.
> > 
> > The following is from the *Trademark Electronic Search
> > System(Tess): of the *United States Patent and Trademark Office,
> > when searching for open cobol.*
> (snip)
> > Live/Dead Indicator     DEAD
> Does it mean that, in the U.S., "open cobol" used to be a trademark
> in the past, but it isn't now?
> I guess in some countries we can use OpenCOBOL.  In other countries,
> we can't.  What would happen if we continued using OpenCOBOL?
> I have no good idea about alternative names.  We don't need to think
> about it once we completely switch to GCC-based COBOL compiler, but
> it won't happen soon :(
> Keisuke

Hi Keisuke,

Open-Cobol is perfect for me, as name like fonctionalites, but
if you think that you must change the name, I suggest
Kei-cobol ...
Best regards,
Alain Lucari (Eurlix)

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