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

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:29:28 -0500
Message-ID: <CACvcBVoBaqFwAPRm25YDLORd4NWrLq2KkimXD=0RK9Rv+TvaaA@mail.gmail.com>
To: j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
Giant Global Graph Keys? g3keys.... actually keyjitsu is sounding pretty
good .... does its name need to relate it to the web in some way?

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM, Jürgen Jakobitsch SWC <
j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at> wrote:

> 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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