Java Trademark Infringement

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[@917]
Java Trademark Infringement

I just received the following:

Dear Erik Thauvin:

While reviewing your company's application, we noticed a potential misuse of a Sun trademark. Sun Microsystems has a trademark policy that describes how to make proper use of the trademarks and brands associated with Sun's products and services. The current Sun Trademark and Logo Usage Requirements are available online at http://www.sun.com/policies/trademarks/. If you still have trademark-related questions after reviewing the policy, you may contact Sun's Trademarks and Brands Department at [email protected]

Please incorporate on your Company website http://www.skytouch.com/soft/java/index.htm, 'Java and all Java-based marks' are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Your application for renewal will be placed on hold until the Java Legend is incorporated on your Company's website.

If you have any additional questions about the Sun Partner Advantage Program or any of it's offerings, or if you would like assistance, please contact our office at the number or email address below.

Best regards,

David Silver
Sun Partner Advantage Program Contact Center
Phone: 1-800-945-6111
Fax: 1-800-215-702-2501
Email: [email protected]

Here's what I responded:

David:

The site in question has the following statement in all of its sidebars:

"Copyright © 2003 SkyTouch Communications. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective holders."

I believe that it is in compliance with Sun's trademark/logo usage requirements.

Sincerely,

Erik C. Thauvin
SkyTouch Communications
Phone: +1 (425) 329-3376

Someone has to be kidding me.

[@938]
I got the following response:

Dear Erik Thauvin:

Thank you for your e-mail. You have indicated in the following statement on your website: Our Java software are freeware. If you use them and enjoy them, donations are a great way of saying thanks. The sentence should read as follows: Our Java-based software are freeware.

Once this has been corrected, we will continue with the processing of your application.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

David Silver

Sun Partner Advantage Program Contact Center
Phone: 1-800-945-6111
Fax: 1-215-702-2501
Email: [email protected]

I've made the change, because I've already wasted too much time on this. Un-freaking-believable.