[Linux-aus] Tux in SA Lotteries

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Mon Jun 4 14:15:30 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-04 at 22:44 +0930, Andrew Pam wrote:
> Patrick Ernst wrote:
> > How Tux gets around! Not sure if this was the original intended use but
> > anyway .....
> > 
> > http://home.iprimus.com.au/dividead/TuxScratchies.png
> > 
> > http://www.salotteries.sa.gov.au/games/InstantScratchiesType.aspx?p=73
> > 
> > Maybe we should ask? :)
> There may not be a copyright infringement, but what about trademark?
> Does Linux International and/or Linux Australia have the word "Linux"
> and the Ewing penguin trademarked, and if not why not?  This certainly
> seems to be the sort of thing that might lead to dilution of the Linux
> brand in the public eye.
> Regards,
> 	Andrew

I don't know about Tux, but the term linux in Australia has been deemed
to be generic for the purposes of trademarks.

So neither Linux Australia nor Linux International have the trademark in
James Purser
Ordinary Committee Member
Linux Australia
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