The only worthwhile logo-related comments so far....

Chris Zumbrunn chris at
Sun Feb 13 16:47:25 PST 2005

On Feb 13, 2005, at 10:09 PM, Chris Zumbrunn wrote:

> On Feb 13, 2005, at 9:26 PM, Nikolas Britton wrote:
>> *FreeBSD is FreeBSD not FREEBSD. Also "FreeBSD" is trademarked the 
>> other is not.
> You're referring to the US/UK/German/Japanese trademark the FreeBSD 
> foundation recently got from Windriver, correct? Is that now a logo 
> trademark or a word trademark?  Word trademarks never differentiate 
> between small and capitalized letters. If the trademark is limited to 
> just the "FreeBSD" version then it isn't a word trademark.

On Feb 13, 2005, at 11:17 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:

> Chris Zumbrunn <chris at> writes:
>> On Feb 13, 2005, at 10:39 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>>> Word marks are case-insensitive.
>> That's what I thought. You can register a "word" case sensitive, but
>> then it is a logo. But maybe that's how it was registered.
> It only takes a minute to find out on

Looks like a word trademark to me. I don't think this is  an issue, 


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