I would think using the word "wikipedia" can be considered as "passing off", it 
may not violate copyright law but it is guilty of "passing off", taking 
advantage of the brand equity created by others at considerable cost.

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> From: anirudh...@gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:48:26 +0530
> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] indiawikipedia ?
> 
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:03 AM, CherianTinu Abraham
> <tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Please see this website http://www.indiawikipedia.com/
> > Do you think the website violates Wikipedia / WMF copyrights ? The site has
> > nothing to do with Wikipedia or its cause too.
> 
> The website was probably created by a fan who does not understand
> trademark law. Hardly worth giving legal attention to.
> 
> (1) The website or the domain name use is non-commercial;
> (2) The content does not demonstrate that the website is affiliated to
> Wikipedia or sister-projects in any manner;
> (3) The website does not use the "Wikipedia" or "Wikimedia" logo.
> 
> I think the Foundation should stick to defensive use of trademark law.
> 
> anirudh
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