GNOME Foundation To Finally Challenge Groupon Over Trademarks

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 11 November 2014 at 07:21 AM EST. 13 Comments
Back in July I wrote about how there was a rather apparent trademark collision with Groupon's Gnome. Groupon launched a product earlier this year called Gnome that's a software solution, runs on tablets, and is meant to help merchants with point-of-sales software, etc. Of course, that directly collides with the well known GNOME desktop environment and GNOME Foundation.

It seems the GNOME Foundation is finally getting their act together in today announcing a campaign to protect its trademarks. The GNOME Foundation is seeking idological and monetary support for defending its mark against Groupon, which their legal experts feel will cost around $80,000 USD. GNOME has been a registered trademark to the foundation since 2006.

GNOME announced the campaign this morning and of course their flabbergasted too that Groupon would choose to use the Gnome name without being aware of the GNOME desktop on Linux.

Hopefully the GNOME Foundation and Groupon will be able to get this settled out of court without too much hassle.
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