[SciPy-dev] [Fwd: Re: Renaming scipy_core: winner is *numerix*]

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Tue Jan 3 18:55:03 CST 2006


I always liked "numstar" to, presumably mean num* when referring to 
numeric or numarray, much like "numerix" did. Maybe numstar is 
unencumbered?  It really gives a little marketing-friendly element to 
our name.

Travis Oliphant wrote:

>>Gary Ruben writes:
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>>>I don't know what trademark problems they're referring to, but you might 
>>>have to continue looking for a different name.
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>>This may be what they're talking about:
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>>http://www.numerix-dsp.com
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>***Bad News***
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>Well, I did a search on the U.S. Trademark database and it looks like 
>they have trademarked the word Numerix.  Here is the result of that search.
>*
>Typed Drawing*
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>*Word Mark* 	*NUMERIX*
>*Goods and Services* 	IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: computer 
>software for pricing, valuing, and managing risk of financial 
>instruments, derivatives, investment securities, and portfolios 
>therefor, and instructional manuals sold as a unit therewith. FIRST USE: 
>19970912. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19971224
>*Mark Drawing Code* 	(1) TYPED DRAWING
>*Design Search Code* 	
>*Serial Number* 	75092619
>*Filing Date* 	April 18, 1996
>*Current Filing Basis* 	1A
>*Original Filing Basis* 	1B
>*Published for Opposition* 	July 29, 1997
>*Registration Number* 	2302369
>*Registration Date* 	December 21, 1999
>*Owner* 	(REGISTRANT) Numerix LLC LTD LIAB CO DELAWARE 67 East Cedar 
>Chicago ILLINOIS 60611
>*Attorney of Record* 	Randall M. Whitmeyer
>*Type of Mark* 	TRADEMARK
>*Register* 	PRINCIPAL
>*Live/Dead Indicator* 	LIVE
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>I'm afraid this is a deal-breaker as our library could be used in this 
>kind of computation, I'm very concerned that in the future, this company 
>may decide to try and enforce their trademark which would be a lot of 
>upheaval.   Should I be concerned?  I also noticed that lots of people 
>have trademarked the PYTHON word.
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>How much should I care about this?   
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>By the way, neither psipi   or   scicore have trademark problems.
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>Also numerics (VISUAL NUMERICS is a trademark) and numeriks could be used.
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>Please help...
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>---Travis
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