On 4/15/06, Michael Bimmler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Thanks very very much for your reviewing and your statement. We really
> appreciate this!
> We'll now probably be able to advance with the foundation very quickly.
> BTW: There is still an issue called "Trademark Agreement" pending...
> IANAL, but I thought we couldn't use the word "Wikimedia" and our nice
> logo before we have signed this contract. So signing this contract
> would actually need to happen immediately after the formal
> establishment and after the election of the board (someone has to sign
> it...). So my question: Is this agreement already ready or could you
> tell us when it will be ready so that we know whether we have to
> postpone foundation until this contract is "signable"?

I think we're not in a hurry here. Due to the fact that (afaik) only
two chapters have written logo/trademark agreements yet and there is
no standard agreement in place, you shouldn't be too afraid of using
the name and the logo for your own purposes. The board approval of the
bylaws implies (at least morally) the right to act under the name
"Wikimedia CH" and use the logo, according to the visual identity
guidelines [1].


[1] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikimedia_visual_identity_guidelines
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