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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GPL for physical object

From: Ineiev
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GPL for physical object
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 02:12:18 -0400
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On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 10:58:48PM +0200, Julian Daich wrote:
> My idea is define a trademark for a physical object( i.e. as Lego did
> with their blocks or Coca Cola with their bottle) and license this
> trademark using the GPL. Trademarks can only enforce decorative
> characteristics of the physical object, so it will possible to choose
> a design and materials to distinguish the libre object, enumerate some
> functional characteristics to avoid confusions and use both to define
> the source. The object will be the physical object itself.

I believe trademarks only apply to look, they can't impose any
requirements when someone uses your physical object internally
and never tells customers it's actually used in their product.

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