Full Article Attached Mozilla Foundation Open Letter Orders Unofficial Mozilla Merchandise Sellers to Stop, Legal Action Hinted

Tuesday March 16th, 2004 staff member Gervase Markham has posted an open letter to the Mozilla newsgroups addressed to those who sell goods bearing the Mozilla name or logos: "The following is an open letter to anyone selling Mozilla-branded merchandise. It's being posted rather than emailed in the spirit of openness, and to ensure everyone who needs to read it can see a copy."

The letter urges those selling products with the Mozilla insignia to stop and contact the Mozilla Foundation for further discussion on how to proceed. Noting that the retailing of Mozilla-branded wares without permission is an infringment of the Foundation's trademark rights, the letter hints that legal action may taken against those who refuse to heed the advice. Read the full article to see the complete letter.

#48 Re: Re: overdoing?

by bzbarsky

Thursday March 18th, 2004 12:36 PM

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> Is this the (in)famous US free market system? :)

Actually, yes. The system is badly in need of reforming, and this is one example of why.

Unless you are a trademark lawyer (which I am not, by the way), your opinion really doesn't count (as mine does not) in decifing whether this is trademark infringement.