On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Bill Kocik<bko...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Aug 12, 9:07 am, Duane Roelands <duane.roela...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> It doesn't matter who else
>> is doing it.
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> Well, actually, it does matter. That's the thing about trademarks -
> you are obligated to defend them across the board, or you lose them.
> You can't selectively defend them by allowing people (or applications,
> or business entities) you like to use them and not people you don't.
> If you do, the people you selectively pursue will stand up in court
> and ask "What actions have you taken against X, Y, and Z, who also use
> your trademark?" which is a perfectly relevant legal question to which
> the plaintiff's answer had better not be "None - we're only going
> after you."
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> This is how trademark suits are defended against and how they are lost.
>

But _ethically_, morally, it doesn't matter.

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