cc licenses on trademark?
robmyers at mac.com
Wed Mar 2 16:17:44 EST 2005
An interesting example of a trademark license is Wizards of The Coast's
(Hasbro's) "d20" license. This is a logo indicating compatibility with
their games that you can use if you comply with the conditions of the
license, one of which is that a certain percentage of your game must be
I recommend that anyone interested in Open Trademarks (or a spectrum of
rights for trademarks) study the d20/OGL licenses, their reception by
the community, their effect on their intended market and how changes to
the licenses have affected their usage very closely.
The cc-bizcom archives contain a conversation with the author of the
OGL which touches on some of these issues.
On 2 Mar 2005, at 18:52, Thomas wrote:
> These could be: the product associated with this trademark should be
> under a specific license (or allow some rights and impose some dutes),
> but is jast one case.
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