グーグルはオープンソースプロジェクトのための商標管理団体「Open Usage Commons」を設立し、同社が主導している3つのプロジェクトの商標の管理を同団体に移管すると発表した。しかし、同社の動きの裏にある意図を勘ぐる声が上がっている。
情報源: グーグルらがオープンソースプロジェクトの商標管理団体「Open Usage Commons」設立 – ZDNet Japan
This Wednesday, Google announced a new open source initiative—the Open Usage Commons, a sort of stewardship project for open source trademarks. The move drew immediate criticism from IBM, which claims an interest in Istio, one of the three projects Google seeded the OUC with at launch.
情報源: IBM has a problem with Google’s Open Usage Commons | Ars Technica
Google files trademark for new operating system called ‘Pigweed’ Over the years, Google has developed its fair share of operating systems — beloved and otherwise — including Chrome OS, Android, and most recently Fuchsia. It appears Google may be working on yet another operating system, “Pigweed,” according to a new US trademark application.Spotted by redditor lgats, an apparent FCC and trademark sleuth, Google has filed a new trademark application with the USPTO for the name “Pigweed.” Reading through the application, Google states that the Pigweed trademark will cover “computer operating software.”
情報源: Google files trademark for ‘Pigweed’ operating system – 9to5Google
Google is being sued in federal district court in Connecticut by the company behind Edible Arrangements for trademark infringement and unfair competition. The central claim is that when users search for “Edible Arrangements” (or versions of that name), they’re seeing product ads for competitors, such as 1-800-Flowers.
情報源: Keyword infringement: Edible Arrangements files $209M trademark suit against Google
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