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Possible OWL trademark problem?

From: Nick Gibbins <nmg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 17:45:32 +0000
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To: www-webont-wg@w3.org

One of my work colleagues came across the website for a company called
Ontology Works Inc. [1] who appear to be claiming a trademark on
"Ontology Works Language" (and possibly also the acronym "OWL"), as
used in a white paper on their site[2].

I've not been able to find either on the USPTO's public search
facility (so they're probably not registered or pending
registration). Is this something that this WG needs to be aware of?


[1]  http://www.ontologyworks.com/
[2]  http://www.ontologyworks.com/whitepaper.pdf

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