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October 23, 2009
News - SparkFun Gets a Cease and… |
about 4 years ago
While the knee-jerk reaction is to cry foul (as I myself did), I think a more level headed evaluation of the situation is that they’re compelled to attempt to uphold their claim to their intellectual property… if you don’t, your trademark might be considered undefended and abandoned. So they’re going through the motions so that someone can’t explicitly try to usurp the “SPARC” brand to confuse the market.
Overall, I think you’re in the clear. I’m sure your legal advisers are hard at work to explain the nuances of how your businesses are different. They’re not as clear cut as a non-profit arts organization and an enterprise server hardware company, but… they are different.
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