Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU

Posted by BernardSwiss on Feb 16, 2013 11:16 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Jon Brodkin
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The Python programming language has been around for more than two decades, but today it is fighting for its name in Europe. The Python Software Foundation's chairman yesterday said the Python trademark is "at risk in Europe" because a cloud server and storage company that also uses the name Python is trying to get ownership of the mark. In a blog post, Foundation Chairman Van Lindberg (who is also an IP and open source lawyer) asked community members for help, both financially and by supplying material that might help the Foundation bolster its claim to the trademark.

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