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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Proposal for better docs on trademark research (Incubator)
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:43:46 GMT

I would like to commit that. Any objections? (spelling corrections
welcome, right now or after the commit)


$ svn diff
Index: content/guides/graduation.xml
--- content/guides/graduation.xml (revision 1457669)
+++ content/guides/graduation.xml (working copy)
@@ -285,6 +285,33 @@
                   and some common-sense hints for
href="">Choosing names for ASF
+                <p>
+                    Before a podling can graduate, a "podling
suitable names search" must be done. For this, please open
+                    a JIRA request in the <a
Suitable Names Searc JIRA space</a>. They should look like:
+                    <ul>
+                        <li><a
Open Climate Workbench</a></li>
+                        <li><a
+                    </ul>
+                </p>
+                <p>
+                    Please consider to research at least the following sources:
+                    <ul>
+                        <li>GitHub</li>
+                        <li></li>
+                        <li>Google Code</li>
+                        <li>Ohloh</li>
+                        <li><a href="">USPTO</a></li>
+                        <li>Google, Bing, Yahoo</li>
+                        <li><a
+                    </ul>
+                </p>
+                <p>
+                    Note all results in the according JIRA issues.
When done, inform trademarks @ that you have finished your
research. Please wait, until the trademarks team has interpreted your
findings and theV.P. Branding approves your request. Trademark
acceptance is not decided by lazy consens.
+                </p>
+                <p>
+                    Onces the name is approved, you can resolve the
JIRA issue and update your status page.
+                </p>

             <section id='releases'>
Index: content/projects/incubation-status-template.xml
--- content/projects/incubation-status-template.xml (revision 1457669)
+++ content/projects/incubation-status-template.xml (working copy)
@@ -158,9 +158,8 @@
-              <td>Make sure that the requested project name does not
already exist and
-                  check to be sure that the name
is not already
-                  trademarked for an existing software product.</td>
+              <td>Make sure that the requested project name does not
already exis. <a
+                the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.</a></td>

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