ora owns web2.0 - and will sue your ass if you try to use it

James Mastros james at mastros.biz
Mon May 29 10:46:19 BST 2006

On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 07:42:18PM -0500, Andy Lester wrote:
> What negative publicity are you talking about?  You mean frantic  
> bloggers foaming at the mouth over a company protecting IP rights?  I  
> think that's only negative in the eyes of those frantic bloggers,  
> awash in their self-made tempest in the tea cup.

You mean other people attend web 2.0 conferences?

The frantic bloggers have a point that they aren't making -- that a service
mark on "Web 2.0", even ostensibly within the field of conferences, is
overbroad.  "Web 2.0" is a generic term, and "Web 2.0 Conference" is a
descriptive term, and should thus not be elegible for a service mark.

	    -=- James Mastros

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