[RndTbl] X.com vs X.org logos

Hartmut W Sager hwsager at marityme.net
Mon Jul 24 16:36:24 CDT 2023

Those two logos are definitely "confusingly similar" (legal term in trademark law) and, being in the same field (IT), would likely not pass a trademark test for co-existence.  But, does X.org actually have a trademark on it?  If yes, then Musk would surely lose.  But if not, then Musk could quickly seek a trademark, after which X.org would likely lose.

In the latter case, the length of time X.org was already using this (unregistered) logo would normally not matter in trademark disputes, because they should have registered it if it was important to them.  "First to register" normally wins.


On Mon 24 Jul 2023 at 16:02:51 -05:00, Gilbert Detillieux <Gilbert.Detillieux at umanitoba.ca> wrote:
> Apparently, Elon Musk isn't very good at searching the Internet...
> https://www.phoronix.com/news/Twitter-X-X.Org-Logos
> Wonder if there will be a lawsuit over this one?
> Gilbert
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