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KDE "The KDE community today announces the start of the Calligra Suite project, a continuation of the KOffice project. The new name reflects the wider value of the KOffice technology platform beyond just desktop office applications. With a new name for the Suite and new names for the productivity applications, the Calligra community welcomes a new stage in the development of free productivity and creativity applications for desktop and mobile devices."
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Application names
by zegenie on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:36 UTC
zegenie
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2005-12-31

So, they renamed many applications - at least the "base" KOffice applications. And the word processor application is called .... wait for it .... Words.

Really? Words?? That is a trademark infringement lawsuit waiting to happen. And before y'all come shouting about the inability to trademark protect generic ... words (pun intended) - remember how Microsoft shoved it to Lindows...err...Linspi...err...Freespi...err...whatsitsname.

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RE: Application names
by Elv13 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:42 in reply to "Application names"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Word is a trademark, not Words. Trademark are only on the exact same spelling. It is why Adida or Addidas are legal brand even if it look like Adidas (this example is getting old).

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RE[2]: Application names
by umccullough on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:00 in reply to "RE: Application names"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Word is a trademark, not Words. Trademark are only on the exact same spelling.


This is not true at all. If one can demonstrate that a name is similar enough to be confusing within the same industry, then there's a good case for trademark infringement.

It is why Adida or Addidas are legal brand even if it look like Adidas (this example is getting old).


Never heard that example personally - assuming these are shoe brands, and being distributed in a country where the Adidas brand is trademarked, they have an extremely compelling case there. However, if they don't pursue it legally, then they forfeit the ability to enforce their trademark against these names after a period of time.

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RE[2]: Application names
by Luminair on Wed 8th Dec 2010 07:10 in reply to "RE: Application names"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Except Apple basically owns iEverything and Facebook pulled the same thing with FaceEverything. There is precedent here.

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RE: Application names
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:31 in reply to "Application names"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So, they renamed many applications - at least the "base" KOffice applications. And the word processor application is called .... wait for it .... Words. Really? Words?? That is a trademark infringement lawsuit waiting to happen. And before y'all come shouting about the inability to trademark protect generic ... words (pun intended) - remember how Microsoft shoved it to Lindows...err...Linspi...err...Freespi...err...whatsitsname.


It might be a problem if "Word" and "Words" were the actual names of the products.

The actual product names are "Calligra Words" and "Microsoft Word" respectively. There should be no confusion between these names.

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RE: Application names
by Darai on Wed 8th Dec 2010 05:10 in reply to "Application names"
Darai Member since:
2009-09-09

In all honesty, they should come up with a better name than Words. I mean that's Microsoft's job for coming up with generic, uninspiring names. ;)

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RE[2]: Application names
by Carewolf on Wed 8th Dec 2010 10:06 in reply to "RE: Application names"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Actually if the goal is to reinforce the office suite over the applications then the new names are perfect. They make no sense on their own, but they work when combined with the suite name: Calligra Words, Calligra Tables, Calligra Plan

Not bad as sub-applications, but bad as stand-alone applications.

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