On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Michael Schumacher <schum...@gmx.de>wrote:

> Bill Skaggs wrote:
>
> > To clarify the issue here, some names, such as "PhotoShop" and "Linux",
> > are trademarked and require permission in order to be used.  "Gimp",
> > however, is not trademarked, so no permission is needed.
>
> Hm... http://wiki.gimp.org/gimp/TrademarkGuidelines
>
>
Interesting -- I did a search for "Gimp trademark" and didn't find that.
But is there any evidence that "Gimp" is actually trademarked?  Unlike
copyright, trademarks are not automatic -- they must be applied for and
approved.  They must also be actively defended in order to be enforceable.

  -- Bill
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