FidoNet Trademark

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 17:31:54 -0500 (EST)
From: baltimoremd@baltimoremd.com
To: janis kracht <janis@filegate.net>
Subject: FidoNet TradeMark

     Contrary to statements made by IC Ward Dosche, FidoNet is a registered trademark in the United States.

Serial Number 73591035
Registration Number 1452977
1st Use Date June 18, 1984

Applicant, Registrant and Last Owner:
Thomas Daniel Jennings
2269 Market Street #118
San Francisco, CA 94114

Correspondent
Danield L. Appelman
Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe
University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Above information from
http://www.nameprotect.com/cgi-bin/FREESearch/search.cgi (search for Fidonet)

     A similar search for Fidonet in Canada and Eurpean countries shows no entry.

     Therefore, I am formally requesting that the Z1C communicate with the IC and instruct him that his statements referencing no Trademark for FidoNet are inaccurate, and further that he announce in public forums that he is in error.

     I am further requesting that in view of the nature of the trademark for FIdonet that the IC be instructed to reinsert the trademark information in the FidoNet Nodelist, in so much as he is NOT the trademark holder of FidoNet, and therefore is not authorized to make substansive changes to a public FidoNet Document.

     I am formally requesting that the Z1C communicate to the organization of Zone Coordinators that they not only censure the IC for his violations of Trademark, but also that they develop a mechanism to prevent the unilateral actions of any member that may result in violations of trademark, etc.

I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Thom LaCosta
1:261/1352

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