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Re: The current Trademark License Agreement is unacceptable



On Friday 28 August 2009 03:35:31 am Richard Körber wrote:
> > More ridiculous than the level of mistrust over the stated intention
> > to protect the trademarks against potential misuse?
>
> It is not about mistrust...
>
> When people sign contracts, it's usually because both sides expect a
> gain from it. Anyhow, as I have explained, I think that I will have less
> rights after signing the TLA than I have now (at least under German law).
>
> I could use the fedora domain without worries, allright. But now I would
> have to worry that I lose the right to publish my intellectual property
> when Red Hat revokes the right to use their trademarks. Plus I would now
> have to abide by a catalog of design requirements, in order to use the
> trademark properly. Some of those requirements even raise new legal
> issues for me.
>
> So what is my actual gain from signing the TLA?
>
> Especially when considering the fact that I have invested money and a
> considerable amount of time in that site, but did not make a single cent
> from it.
>
> Besides that, we're not signing contracts for fun. Pacta sunt servanda.
> It is careless to sign a contract in the hope that some parts of it will
> never be applied.
I think you need to go to a lawyer and get professional legal opinion.you are 
making assumptions and reading things into this. AFAIK your not a lawyer and 
if it concerns you so much then you should seek professional guidance. 

Dennis

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