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Thursday, February 19 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Using Trademarks to Protect FLOSS Communities - Tony Sebro, Software Freedom Conservancy

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FLOSS communities rely on trademarks to identify their projects and their code. Yet, communities differ on their levels of investment in their trademarks, including registration and enforcement. This presentation will focus on how FLOSS communities can use trademarks to protect the work of their contributors. I will discuss the benefits of project branding, trademark registration, and trademark policy adoption; I will also present a few case studies relating to FLOSS trademark enforcement, and provide a synopsis of Conservancy's efforts to protect and defend one of our more visbile member projects' trademark.

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Tony Sebro

General Counsel, Software Freedom Conservancy
Tony Sebro serves as General Counsel for Software Freedom Conservancy, a public charity comprised of software projects that develop software freely-licensed for the public's benefit. Tony is an MBA-educated attorney with a broad base of business and legal experience relating to technology... Read More →

Thursday February 19, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm PST
Sonoma Mountain

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