[foundation-board] MOTION: Trademarks for the OKF

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed Mar 20 11:00:29 UTC 2013

I approve.


On 19 March 2013 21:41, Laura James <laura.james at okfn.org> wrote:

> I would like to place the following motion before the board, and request
> that you each respond to approve or reject the motion.
> *Motion placed before the board:*
> *
> *
> That the OKF should undertake to register a set of seven trademarks
> (listed below) using Charles Russell as agent.
> *Background*
> As directed by the board, I have been pursuing further quotations for
> trademark work, to compare with the existing quote from AZRights.
> Charles Russell have been the most responsive and have provided detailed
> and useful feedback (around expected classes, for example) on the proposed
> marks. The quote is also an improvement on that from AZRights.
> To file across EU27, with both an initial filing and the work needed to
> take through to final registration (all being well), for the following
> marks, the cost will be around £11,200.
> OKF, OKFN, Open Knowledge Foundation  (each in 5 classes)
> OpenSpending, School of Data (each in 3 or 4 classes, TBC)
> CKAN, Open Definition (each in 2 classes)
> The feedback is that "empowering through open knowledge" and "where does
> my money go" are probably not registerable and so these are not included;
> these could be pursued separately.  "Open Definition" may be challenging to
> get through, but I think it is worth the investment as it is a key part of
> what we do and potentially a unique asset as open concepts become more
> widespread.
> Best regards,
> Laura
> --
> Dr Laura James
> Co-Director
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://okfn.org
> *Promoting Open Knowledge in a Digital Age*
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