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

Darren Dale dd55 at cornell.edu
Tue Jan 3 19:20:21 CST 2006


On Tuesday 03 January 2006 7:06 pm, 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...

Can we reconsider using numpy? numpy/scipy is a consistent naming scheme, and 
it reflects our roots.

Darren




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