[theme-reviewers] Are these contradictory???

Bryan Hadaway bhadaway at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 23:08:36 UTC 2013


"True, trademark law is different. You can trademark the name of
something and then use that to prevent others using the name. In which
case they'd need to rename the thing to something else before
redistributing or reselling."

That's exactly what I said. And you don't have to actually register a
trademark for it to be trademarked, that's not how trademark law works. If
you create something, name it and then establish it publicly, it's
trademarked. Albeit, not as "secure" as a USPTO trademark when it comes to
defending it, but the law does respect it if you can reasonably prove that
you were using it first.

Nothing I said was incorrect, it was good and correct advice. You said I
was wrong and then went on to agree with exactly what I said in the first
place, ironic considering the subject title. It seems like your default
position is to assume I'm wrong, even when we agree on something.
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