I care about intellectual properties. Copyright is important to me. Personally, I license my works under a copyleft license but I always try to respect a company/service/etc. right over its properties such as logos, trademarks, etc.
Two Iranian companies/institutes are possibly violating Ubuntu/Canonical trademark policy/rights. I sent them an email message to see how they react to this. I thought it would be interesting for you too.
Here’s my email message:
There’s two companies/institutes that seems to be using Ubuntu logo as
their trademarks. The logo is modified but it’s still obvious that
they’re copies of Ubuntu logo. I attached the logo files in this email
to let you see them.
My question is, keeping Ubuntu/Canonical trademarks policy in mind, are
these violation of Ubuntu/Canonical intellectual property rights?
If yes, are you going to do something?
If no, can people change Ubuntu logo a bit and use them?
One of the attachments is for PGP signature.Ali Reza Hayati
I’ll share their response as soon as they send it to me.