[osflash] on using the word "Flash" in your projects...
nikos.k at arcww.gr
Fri Apr 28 10:53:30 EDT 2006
Strike me like a Phlash!
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Subject: Re: [osflash] on using the word "Flash" in your projects...
> I found this page very interesting, and everyone here should take
> note of it:
> You may use Adobe trademarks (but not logos or taglines) to
> identify Adobe products, services, and programs on packaging,
> promotional, and advertising materials, provided you adhere to the
> following guidelines:
> 1. You may not incorporate or include Adobe trademarks in your
> company name, product name, domain name, or in the name of your
> 2. An appropriate generic term must appear after the trademark the
> first time it appears in a printed piece, and as often as possible
> after that. For examples of appropriate generic terms for use with
> Adobe trademarks, click here.
> 3. Your product name may not be confusingly similar to any of
> Adobe's trademarks.
> 4. Your use may not be obscene or pornographic, and may not be
> disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Adobe, any of its products,
> or any other person or entity.
> 5. Your use may not directly or indirectly imply Adobe's
> sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your product or service.
> 6. Reference to the Adobe trademark may not be the most prominent
> visual element on your product or service. Your company name and/or
> logo, your product or service name, and your graphics should be
> significantly larger than the reference to Adobe's trademark.
> and it goes on....
> I hope to see you all at SWF Forward in september... and maybe at
> SWF in the Can next year!
> On Apr 27, 2006, at 5:39 PM, Geoff Stearns wrote:
>> John posted some stuff on this today:
>> On Apr 21, 2006, at 1:39 AM, Geoff Stearns wrote:
>>> Just a sort of word of warning...
>>> Adobe recently asked me to rename my FlashObject script to
>>> something else because of trademark/legal issues. They are trying
>>> to protect their 'Flash' trademark, and apparently macromedia was
>>> a bit more relaxed about these things than Adobe is.
>>> So a word of warning to you all who use 'Flash' in the name of
>>> your projects - you might want to think about changing it.
>>> more details here:
>>> osflash mailing list
>>> osflash at osflash.org
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