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   RE: [xml-dev] ConciseXML syntax and compatibility

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> >Note, also, that the W3C holds a trademark on "XML" and can 
> use it to 
> >prevent any potentially misleading uses of the term.  I'd recommend 
> >finding a name without "XML" in it sooner, so that you're 
> not forced to 
> >change a lot more material later.  Something like "ConciseML" would 
> >probably be OK.
> >
> I just checked at: 
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/ipr-notice-20021231#W3

And found the following:

> Terms which claimed as generic are not governed by any W3C license and
> are used as common descriptors by the W3C.


> XML (generic), Extensible Markup Language

In this country at least (the UK), you can be sued for issuing a false
trade description if you sell a product under the name "ConciseXML" that
is not both concise and XML. This is quite regardless of trademark

(Not to be taken as legal advice!)

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com 


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