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Date:      Sun, 7 Oct 2001 14:02:37 -0700
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <>
To:        "Gary W. Swearingen" <>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Use of the UNIX Trademark
Message-ID:  <000001c14f73$651b3600$>
In-Reply-To: <pc4rpckb4s.rpc@localhost.localdomain>

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Gary W.
>Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 9:05 AM
>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>Subject: Re: Use of the UNIX Trademark
>You wrote:
>> I think that something else too deserves to be stated here about TOG.
>Maybe, since you've worked these trademark issues before, you could
>say how TOG (or trademark lawyers in general) react to the use of things
>like "Unix-like", "Unixy", or "Un*x" in the same places they would
>complain about the use of "Unix".  Eg, on a FreeBSD-promoting web site,
>or a FreeBSD-book-promoting web site, not necessarily
>FreeBSD is a Unix(TM)-like OS.  (with proper TM blurb at bottom, etc.)

This is incoddect because the TOG guidelines on their website) specifically
prohibit UNIX as spelled Unix, it must  be all caps.  They prohibit Unix-like

>FreeBSD is one of many free Unixy [or unixy] OSes.

not allowed as per TOG instructions.

>FreeBSD is a near-clone of Un*x, evolving from a Un*x-branded code base.

I doubt TOG would care about this.  It's too far away from UNIX to matter -
they might
squawk but Un*x is not a registered mark. (as of yet)

Ted Mittelstaedt                             
Author of:                           The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide
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