[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress

mccormicky mccormicky at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 12:11:58 UTC 2010

> You're completely right. The more trivial the topic, the more people likely
> to have an opinion, because it's easier to do so.
Yes, a lot easier than figuring out and offering code to fix a technical
issue--those threads are comically short compared to this one about the P
more often than not.
More often than not you are told to go to the support forum.  *Can't* do
that here(huf huf)!*  Can* talk about P for 4 days(harumph harumph).

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 8:00 AM, Harry Metcalfe <harry at thedextrousweb.com>wrote:

> Not rubbish at all, but standard practice in law, in both the US and the UK
>> (and many other territories). Here' s one reference
>> http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/metaschool/fisher/domain/tm.htm#6 and here's
>> another
>> http://www.askjim.biz/answers/losing-rights-to-a-trademark_397.php
>> there
>> are many if you wish to search.
>> If you do not actively police your trademark, you can lose the rights to
>> it.
>> Mike
> Policing your trademark means preventing unauthorised use of it, in order
> to stop it becoming a generic word rather than one strongly associated with
> your product. As both of those references explain.
> Forcing people to adopt your spelling is not required to protect a
> trademark. Even if it were, a spellchecker -- as with Apple's devices -- is
> a better way to do it, for reasons already rehearsed.
> This trademark issue is a total red herring.
> --
> Harry Metcalfe
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