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

Paul Barrett pebarrett at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 19:16:02 CST 2006


How about 'arrakor' (pron. array core)?  This means repetitious in the
Basque language, so I'm told. :-)

 -- Paul

On 1/3/06, Andrew Straw <strawman at astraw.com> wrote:
>
> 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:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I don't know what trademark problems they're referring to, but you
> might
> >>>have to continue looking for a different name.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>This may be what they're talking about:
> >>
> >>http://www.numerix-dsp.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >***Bad News***
> >
> >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*
> >------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >*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
> >
> >
> >
> >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.
> >
> >How much should I care about this?
> >
> >By the way, neither psipi   or   scicore have trademark problems.
> >
> >Also numerics (VISUAL NUMERICS is a trademark) and numeriks could be
> used.
> >
> >Please help...
> >
> >---Travis
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Paul Barrett, PhD                     Johns Hopkins University
Assoc. Research Scientist     Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: 410-516-5190            Baltimore, MD 21218
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