[Zope] Trademarks, Zope and Zoep

Dennis Allison allison at shasta.stanford.edu
Tue Feb 7 13:44:04 EST 2006

Voipster and Zoep people:

(copied to the Zope Mailing List)

The choice of the "Zoep" name by Voipster for their Firefox Voip plugin
seems to many of us to be easily confused with "Zope" and is a potential
trademark issue.  Becasue of the Slashdot article today there is some
discussion of the issue on the zope.org mailing list.

Zope is open source software.  You may want to take a look at the various
Zope sites (www.zope.org and www.zope.com) and particularly at the
trademark page, http://www.zope.com/about_us/legal/trademark.html

A name change for Zoep seems to be in order to prevent confusion, like the
Mozilla change from Firebird to Firefox.  Becasue Zoep is a new product 
without an established name recognition base, now would be the time for 
such a change. 

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