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From Jörg Schmidt <>
Subject Re: What is the right trademark labeling for AOO
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:49:54 GMT

> ​Good questions. In the US, there is a differentiation 
> between the use of
> the "TM" symbol, for common-use terms, and the "R" symbol for 
> registered
> trademarks.​

Yes, clear.

> ​ For "Apache OpenOffice", the product, you should use:
> ​Apache OpenOffice™
> In this case the complete product name, Apache OpenOffice, is 
> a common use
> trademark.

OK, i understand. I will use this notation.

> The ASF has applied for a registered trademark of OpenOffice, 
> formerly held
> by Sun//Oracle. When that is complete, we will be able to use:
> Apache OpenOffice®

So Apache has the rights to "Open Office" already applied and it is currently only a question
of bureaucracy to Apache receives this? 
(With "bureaucracy" i mean only that no one blocks the claim of Apache legally.)

The trademark of "OpenOffice" from SUN/Oracle was abandoned in DE, see:
and for the EU, I see so far no entry.


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