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Koha Trademark Dispute

Nov - 23 - 2011
Nicole C. Engard

Yesterday I posted Jo’s plea for help and today I woke to find that the news had exploded!! I don’t think I found it all, but here’s the bibliography so far:

Bledsoe, Elliott. “American company is trying to yank a trade mark from an open source community.” elliott bledsoe web edition, November 22, 2011. http://elliottbledsoe.com/2011/11/keep-koha-trademark-open-source/.
corbet. “Koha creators asking for help in trademark dispute.” LWN.net, November 22, 2011. http://lwn.net/Articles/468838/.
Grumble, Alf. “‘Koha’ has been nabbed by an American outfit – but what role was played by Maori advisers in Wellington?” Alf Grumble, November 23, 2011. http://alfgrumblemp.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/koha-has-been-nabbed-by-an-american-outfit-but-what-role-was-played-by-maori-advisers-in-wellington/.
Hartley, Matt. “Defending Software Freedom – Koha Library Software Community.” WebcamStudio For GNU/Linux, November 22, 2011. http://www.ws4gl.org/news-flash-/defendingsoftwarefreedom-kohalibrarysoftwarecommunity.
“Horowhenua library astonished US firm can trademark ‘koha’.” Morning Report. New Zealand: Radio New Zealand, November 23, 2011. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2503215/horowhenua-library-astonished-us-firm-can-trademark-%27koha%27.
“Horowhenua library battles corporate giant.” ONE News. Levin, New Zealand: TV One, November 23, 2011. http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/horowhenua-library-battles-corporate-giant-video-4563575.
Huria, Lynell Tuffery. “How the KOHA trade mark dispute could’ve been avoided.” A J Park, November 23, 2011. http://www.ajpark.com/articles/2011/11/koha_trade_mark_dispute.php.
“Kiwi library in trademark fight with US corporation.” Stuff.co.nz, November 23, 2011. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6016492/Small-library-fights-US-corporation-over-software-patent#share.
Parry, Michael J. “Koha trademark controversy.” TangataWhenua.com, November 22, 2011. http://news.tangatawhenua.com/archives/14545.
———. “The Exemplar Of Stupid: Koha Vs Liblime Trademark.” Blog. The Room of Infinite Diligence, November 22, 2011. http://diligentroom.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/the-exemplar-of-stupid-koha-vs-liblime-trademark/.
Radio New Zealand. “Maori Trademark Advisory Committee has limited powers.” Radio New Zealand, November 23, 2011. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/91912/maori-trademark-advisory-committee-has-limited-powers.
———. “US company defends overseas trademark of ‘Koha’.” Radio New Zealand, November 23, 2011. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/91830/us-company-defends-overseas-trademark-of-%27koha%27.
Ransom, Jo. “Plea for help from Horowhenua Library Trust.” Koha Library Software Community, November 21, 2011. http://koha-community.org/plea-horowhenua-library-trust/.
“Rural Kiwi library takes US corporate to task.” 3 News. New Zealand, November 23, 2011. http://www.3news.co.nz/Rural-Kiwi-library-takes-US-corporate-to-task/tabid/423/articleID/233737/Default.aspx.
Scoop Media. “Mulitnational Seeks To Hijack ‘Koha’ NZ Trademark.” Scoop News, November 23, 2011. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1111/S00208/blogwatch-mulitnational-seeks-to-hijack-koha-nz-trademark.htm.
Stuff. “Library in fight with US corporation.” Stuff.co.nz, November 23, 2011. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6016492/Small-library-fights-US-corporation-over-software-trademark.
“The Koha trademark controversy.” Nine To Noon. New Zealand: Radio New Zealand, November 23, 2011. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2503240/the-koha-trademark-controversy.
Willis, Nathan. “Koha community squares off against commercial fork.” TangataWhenua.com, May 10, 2010. http://news.tangatawhenua.com/archives/14552.

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