Friday, November 18, 2005

When Trademarks and Blogging Collide. Looks like there's a bit of a dustup over Open Source Media, or OSM, or Whoever-they-are's new name. From Open Source's blog: "The question is whether their use of the phrase 'open source' could create confusion in our current and not insignificant web and radio audience. Or our partners. Or our sponsors. Or our future sponsors. Their product sounds strikingly similar to ours, and many of the bloggers listed on their site have appeared on our show; it seems like confusion would be hard to avoid. We wish them well with their portal, but we maintain our request - already articulated in an overnighted letter - that they stop referring to themselves in any way as 'Open Source.'"

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