[Mageia-discuss] Google, yahoo, Hotmail and Flickr accounts

Lawrence A Fossi darkfoss at comcast.net
Wed Sep 22 19:01:49 CEST 2010

I wasn't suggesting the Mageia invest in such..I just wanted to show that the Owner of Mageia.com and his mining company currently does not own any trademark patent copyright etc.
I'm not a lawyer but if he did apply now I don't think he could then turn around and to what the owners of Mandrake the Magician did to Mandrake Linux.
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From: "Olivier Méjean" <omejean at yahoo.fr>
To: "Mageia general discussions" <mageia-discuss at mageia.org>
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Subject: Re: [Mageia-discuss] Google, yahoo, Hotmail and Flickr accounts

Lawrence A Fossi a écrit
> well some good news I think I did a few searches at
> http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp
> http://www.copyright.gov/
> http://www.uspto.gov/patents/index.jsp
> http://www.uspto.gov/ip/index.jsp
> All 4 have no results for mageia so it looks like he only has the rights to
>  mageia.com and possibly the Isn't is magic he has on his website... no
>  clue if any search would produce a result if pending.

It is possible to register a trademark using uspto.gov. The cost is between 
$275 and $325 per class. For a trademark like Mageia there are several classes 
in which it fits (let's say 3 classes), so the cost is between $825 and $975 
(just for US protection if i get it right)

That a nice cost for a project that also needs servors, hosting, etc.

Olivier Méjean
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