Re: STIX Trademark?
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STIX is still a trademark owned by the US government. See the statement included with the Notices on any of the CTI specifications, e.g. http://docs.oasis-open.org/cti/stix/v2.1/stix-v2.1.html. The DHS provided licensure to ensure that implementers of the specifications won't be burdened with having to clear its use but as Jamie (cc'ed here) has noted to me in the past, uses beyond that will likely send us back to DHS to ask permission again. For example, by submitting STIX to the ITU.
We put together rules for the editors plus Paul and me to follow when preparing their work to go out. They were not onerous and I can find a copy for you if you want. We have not had any objections or problems and I'm sure we do not get it letter of the law perfect but we're making best efforts and that seems OK with everyone.
Based on my experience to date, I think the need for TM depends in part on the context. If you are mentioning STIX in a Slack message or other informal, personal-type communication you shouldn't need to worry about that detail. If you are using it in some permanent, public-facing content, then most likely you'll need to put the TM on its first usage. And yeah... hmmm... then there's STIX-SHIFTER. Jamie, can you give us clear direction?
And Duncan, aren't you glad you asked?
On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 11:55 AM sfractal <duncan@...> wrote: