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Re: [IMPORTANT] Trademark violation for Web Keys

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:46:43 -0400
Message-Id: <0B8B638D-FE0E-4360-B06A-E438D661ADCE@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Try,

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Kingsley 

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On Jul 25, 2013, at 2:11 PM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> 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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