[Owasp-leaders] Follow up discussion: Supporter logo - Brand TM -Policies needed

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Thu May 19 04:08:50 UTC 2016


Hi All,

The problem is not the supporter logo.

The issue is the lack of a TM and the lack of policies around the use of
it, that can trigger brand abuses. And..do we have the staff to handle all
those incoming abuses requests?

I just asked my husband who is a lawyer and his opinion was that this
should have been done BEFORE not AFTER the launch.However, it's not too
late to provide a legal framework and policies around it but is going to
cost money(aka Lawyer)

I rather see money spent fixing other issues than this....

>>However, a major policy change will not likely occur before we've really
thought this through and had some legal advice
Exactly. I though this was going to be launched when this was defined
properly. I think the logos are cute but let's face it: many people are
abusing the OWASP brand for fun and profit. We should avoid that, not
encourage it.

Define trademark policies:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/trademarks/policy/

Start thinking of setting a Report for abuse:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/legal/fraud-report/

And set a group of peeps to handle all those incoming 'abuse reports' ...
Like this kind of things:
https://twitter.com/jctechno/status/672075896191385601


regards

-- 
Johanna Curiel
OWASP Volunteer
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