The Firefox trademark
Posted Sep 29, 2006 18:15 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: The return of Iceweasel
Parent article: The return of Iceweasel
There are two kinds of "apply to." The trademark registration tells what Mozilla is using the trademark for. But the trademark gives Mozilla the right to exclude others from using the trademark for lots of similar things too.
I don't know where the line gets drawn, but based on how broadly the rights have been granted in a few famous trademark cases, I would think someone with trademark rights on a Firefox database manager could stop someone from distributing a Firefox web browser.
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