RE: ConciseXML syntax and compatibility
> >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 C_Trademarks 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. <snip> > 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 protection. (Not to be taken as legal advice!) Michael Kay Software AG home: Michael.H.Kay@n... work: Michael.Kay@s...
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