The fact that "mambo" is registered as trademark for clothing is not a problem for using and also registering it for computer software. I've done an extensive trademark research which shows that "mambo" can be used because its current accepted registrations are not for the same classes of products. I've also done indepth analysis about Miro's current trademarks applications and can propose a plan to continue using the award-winning name "Mambo" all of us and our customers know well.masterchief wrote: The Unnamed CMS Development team would like your help in finding a name for that which was formerly known as Mambo.
* has no trademark or copyright restrictions or prior use (for example, Mambo is also a trademark of Mambo Clothing)
The detailed posting is on the Mambo trademark discussion thread here:
Changing name for the Mambo open-source software seems not a trademark/legal requirement as it stands but would be a pure marketing or politics decision.Beat wrote: ...
There are no trademark registrations which forbid registering and using mambo, except the pending Miro registration, if it does not get oposition.
...which is easy and not costly.
So here my not so original but marketingwise efficient, and backed by extensive trademark research, proposal for an award winning and well known CMS name:
Mambo Open Source
("Mambo Open Source" could also be registered).
My 0.0002 cents,
It's up to Core Team and Community to make decision, but it's an option.
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