Oliver Fromme olli at
Mon Oct 23 09:44:14 UTC 2006

Deb Goodkin wrote:
 > [...]
 > 2. In the description on the back of the DVD case and CD sleeve, only 
 > use the "r in circle" for the first use of the FreeBSD mark. You can 
 > probably do the same with Unix.

No, that will be insufficient.  It is required to add an
attribution, according to The Open Group which is the owner
of the UNIX trademark.  Note that it has to be spelled
"UNIX" (all upper case); any other spellings ("Unix",
"unix", "UN*X" etc) are considered an infringment of the
trademark, except in private communications.

I know a company who once had legal trouble with The Open
Group because of incorrect usage of the UNIX trademark on
their web pages.  So this should be taken serious.

The Open Group has a detailed explanation of the usage
guidelines for their trademarks (including UNIX) here:

There's also a quick and simple overview here:

Best regards

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