Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-users] [Ethereal-dev] Major announcement

From: "Manley, Kent" <kmanley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 10:45:27 -0400
>Solution one has the disadvantage that Gerald can do what he wants with
>the trademark including selling it to Microsoft or anybody else ;-) And
>that he will have to cough up all the cost himself, or at least find
>funding himself, cause the world is bigger than the US, look what
>happened to the Linux trademark in other countries. Of course the pro
>side is that it is easy, Gerald registers the mark and we are done.

I believe that trademarks must be defended against infringement, which
precludes the "we are done" piece.  Of course that's true no matter how the
trademark is registered.