Hi Dmitry,

According to Wikipedia [0] the trademark was removed. The citation [1] is
actually inaccurate; it was not the final ruling. Regardless [2] seems to
reflect the final result which is that the trademark is cancelled.

Hope this helps.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-train#Germany,_Austria_and_Switzerland
(end of paragraph
[1]
http://juris.bundespatentgericht.de/cgi-bin/rechtsprechung/document.py?Gericht=bpatg&Art=en&Datum=Aktuell&nr=23159&pos=1&anz=323&Blank=1.pdf
[2]
http://www.eurailpress.de/news/bahnbetrieb/single-view/news/bundesgerichtshof-db-verliert-marke-s-bahn.html

On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 7:50 AM, Dmitry Tantsur <dtant...@redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I suspect that S-Bahn may be a protected (copyright, trademark, whatever)
> name. Did you have a chance to check it?
>
>
> On 03/14/2018 12:58 AM, Paul Belanger wrote:
>
>> Greetings all,
>>
>> It is time again to cast your vote for the naming of the S Release. This
>> time
>> is little different as we've decided to use a public polling option over
>> per
>> user private URLs for voting. This means, everybody should proceed to use
>> the
>> following URL to cast their vote:
>>
>>    https://civs.cs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/vote.pl?id=E_40b95cb2be
>> 3fcdf1&akey=8cfdc1f5df5fe4d3
>>
>> Because this is a public poll, results will currently be only viewable by
>> myself
>> until the poll closes. Once closed, I'll post the URL making the results
>> viewable to everybody. This was done to avoid everybody seeing the
>> results while
>> the public poll is running.
>>
>> The poll will officially end on 2018-03-21 23:59:59[1], and results will
>> be
>> posted shortly after.
>>
>> [1] http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/refe
>> rence/release-naming.rst
>> ---
>>
>> According to the Release Naming Process, this poll is to determine the
>> community preferences for the name of the R release of OpenStack. It is
>> possible that the top choice is not viable for legal reasons, so the
>> second or
>> later community preference could wind up being the name.
>>
>> Release Name Criteria
>>
>> Each release name must start with the letter of the ISO basic Latin
>> alphabet
>> following the initial letter of the previous release, starting with the
>> initial release of "Austin". After "Z", the next name should start with
>> "A" again.
>>
>> The name must be composed only of the 26 characters of the ISO basic Latin
>> alphabet. Names which can be transliterated into this character set are
>> also
>> acceptable.
>>
>> The name must refer to the physical or human geography of the region
>> encompassing the location of the OpenStack design summit for the
>> corresponding release. The exact boundaries of the geographic region under
>> consideration must be declared before the opening of nominations, as part
>> of
>> the initiation of the selection process.
>>
>> The name must be a single word with a maximum of 10 characters. Words that
>> describe the feature should not be included, so "Foo City" or "Foo Peak"
>> would both be eligible as "Foo".
>>
>> Names which do not meet these criteria but otherwise sound really cool
>> should be added to a separate section of the wiki page and the TC may make
>> an exception for one or more of them to be considered in the Condorcet
>> poll.
>> The naming official is responsible for presenting the list of exceptional
>> names for consideration to the TC before the poll opens.
>>
>> Exact Geographic Region
>>
>> The Geographic Region from where names for the S release will come is
>> Berlin
>>
>> Proposed Names
>>
>> Spree (a river that flows through the Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin
>> states of
>>         Germany)
>>
>> SBahn (The Berlin S-Bahn is a rapid transit system in and around Berlin)
>>
>> Spandau (One of the twelve boroughs of Berlin)
>>
>> Stein (Steinstra├če or "Stein Street" in Berlin, can also be conveniently
>>         abbreviated as ­čŹ║)
>>
>> Steglitz (a locality in the South Western part of the city)
>>
>> Springer (Berlin is headquarters of Axel Springer publishing house)
>>
>> Staaken (a locality within the Spandau borough)
>>
>> Schoenholz (A zone in the Niedersch├Ânhausen district of Berlin)
>>
>> Shellhaus (A famous office building)
>>
>> Suedkreuz ("southern cross" - a railway station in Tempelhof-Sch├Âneberg)
>>
>> Schiller (A park in the Mitte borough)
>>
>> Saatwinkel (The name of a super tiny beach, and its surrounding
>> neighborhood)
>>             (The adjective form, Saatwinkler is also a really cool bridge
>> but
>>             that form is too long)
>>
>> Sonne (Sonnenallee is the name of a large street in Berlin crossing the
>> former
>>         wall, also translates as "sun")
>>
>> Savigny (Common place in City-West)
>>
>> Soorstreet (Street in Berlin restrict Charlottenburg)
>>
>> Solar (Skybar in Berlin)
>>
>> See (Seestra├če or "See Street" in Berlin)
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
>>
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