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Re: Logo prototype

From: patrick
Subject: Re: Logo prototype
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:01:04 +0100 (CET)
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While drawing the big square, placing PSPP and creating the right overlap
I had mixed feelings. Especially when I gave the font a bit more strokes
around it felt like I was copying a Rembrandt or van Gogh.
I placed the GNU and the URL in the logo to make it look a bit more
different than the SPSS logo.

Placing the letters further away from each other removes the power and to
be honest the recognition of the logo. When we want to do that, we better
can decide to create a whole new original logo. The (r) I saw on the
mailing list isn't an (r) it is a (L).

> On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 02:44:50PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      Dr Eberhard W Lisse <address@hidden> writes:
>      > Nobody in the world will mistake the PSPP logo for SPSS.  The whole
> idea
>      > is that PSPP is a rewrite of SPSS, and so is the logo.
>      But the blue-square part of the proposed PSPP logo looks just
>      like the SPSS logo, except that it says PSPP instead of SPSS.
>      This would be especially true in black and white.  A few small
>      changes would help that considerably, and I don't see why we
>      shouldn't make those changes.
> I am not a lawyer, but so far as I'm aware, any claim of trademark
> infringement (at least in most western countries) would need to
> demonstrate that the logo could be mistaken for the SPSS logo.  I
> don't think anyone would have a case here, so I agree with Eberhard.
> However if in doubt, we can  get advice from address@hidden
> That email goes to a  paralegal  who'll most likely be qualified to
> give an opinion.  It'd be courtesy to do that anyway as we're using
> the gnu logo and web address.
> J'
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