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Re: Fwd: [IMPORTANT] Trademark violation for Web Keys

From: Jürgen Jakobitsch SWC <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:10:03 +0200
Message-ID: <1374779403.1831.54.camel@linux-1rgw.site>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
i like "keyjitsu" a lot :-)
an alternative would also be "key-kata" for those of you who have seen
"equilibrium" [1]

wkr j

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWsz7u4eN8I

On Thu, 2013-07-25 at 20:11 +0200, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> FYI:
> 
> If anyone can think of a preferred new name for the "web keys" spec,
> ideas are welcome!
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> Date: 25 July 2013 19:39
> Subject: [IMPORTANT] Trademark violation for Web Keys
> To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I've just received a cease and desist related to the Web Keys
> specification. It turns out that a company called BIO-key
> International
> has a trademark on "WEB-key". I've already done the search in the
> USPTO,
> and this is a valid claim by BIO-key International.
> 
> http://www.bio-key.com/products/webkey.html
> 
> I've asked for 4 days for the community to come up with a new name for
> the spec. They have not responded yet and I don't know if they'll give
> us 4 days. If they don't, I'll immediately pick a new name for the
> spec
> and publish it under that new name, replacing all uses of the term
> "Web
> Key" on the PaySwarm website.
> 
> Here are some thoughts on a new name for the Web Keys spec, others
> should feel free to weigh in with +1/-1 or preferably, better
> suggestions:
> 
> Secure Web Messaging
> Secure Messaging
> Web Messaging
> Keyjitsu / Keyjutsu (play off of jujitsu / jujutsu - "a method of
> using
>                      cryptographic keys to protect yourself online" -
> a
>                      bit tongue in cheek)
> Web Stamping
> Assured Messaging
> 
> This is time critical, so the sooner we can get agreement, the better.
> 
> -- manu
> 
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
> http://blog.meritora.com/launch/
> 
> 
> 
> 

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