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    • Type: Suitable Name Search
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Podling:
      freemarker
    • Proposed Name:
      Apache FreeMarker
    • Evidence Of Open Source Adoption:
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      The FreeMarker project has appeared on sourceforge.net on 1999-12-17, and have become a well known name among Java template engines in the following years. Hence, by now several open source projects exist that provide FreeMarker support and thus the product name includes the world "freemarker" (such as, "JBoss Tools FreeMarker IDE", "FreeMarker Grails Plugin"), or where FreeMarker is included in the project description.

      Ohloh:
      Search for FreeMarker yields around 160 results:
      https://www.openhub.net/p?ref=homepage&query=freemarker

      SF.net:
      Search for FreeMarker yields returns 49 results:
      https://sourceforge.net/directory/os:windows/?q=freemarker

      Github
      Search for FreeMarker yields returns 651 results:
      https://github.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=freemarker
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      The FreeMarker project has appeared on sourceforge.net on 1999-12-17, and have become a well known name among Java template engines in the following years. Hence, by now several open source projects exist that provide FreeMarker support and thus the product name includes the world "freemarker" (such as, "JBoss Tools FreeMarker IDE", "FreeMarker Grails Plugin"), or where FreeMarker is included in the project description. Ohloh: Search for FreeMarker yields around 160 results: https://www.openhub.net/p?ref=homepage&query=freemarker SF.net: Search for FreeMarker yields returns 49 results: https://sourceforge.net/directory/os:windows/?q=freemarker Github Search for FreeMarker yields returns 651 results: https://github.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=freemarker
    • Evidence Of Registration:
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      A search on the USPTO TESS system for FreeMarker yields 0 results.

      A search on EUIPO via "eSearch plus" for FreeMarker yields 0 results.

      A search on www.trademarkia.com for FreeMarker yields 0 results.
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      A search on the USPTO TESS system for FreeMarker yields 0 results. A search on EUIPO via "eSearch plus" for FreeMarker yields 0 results. A search on www.trademarkia.com for FreeMarker yields 0 results.
    • Evidence Of Use On World Wide Web:
      Google Search returns about 462,000 hits. The first 50 hits were checked, and are all referring to this project with the name FreeMarker.

      Description

      Apache FreeMarker (http://incubator.apache.org/projects/freemarker.html) is incubating since 2015-07-01. A suitable name search should be done in preparation to graduation discussion.

        Activity

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        curcuru Shane Curcuru added a comment -
        A description of the functionality from the website currently: Apache FreeMarker is a template engine: a Java library to generate text output (HTML web pages, e-mails, configuration files, source code, etc.) based on templates and changing data. Templates are written in the FreeMarker Template Language (FTL), which is a simple, specialized language (not a full-blown programming language like PHP).
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        curcuru Shane Curcuru added a comment - A description of the functionality from the website currently: Apache FreeMarker is a template engine: a Java library to generate text output (HTML web pages, e-mails, configuration files, source code, etc.) based on templates and changing data. Templates are written in the FreeMarker Template Language (FTL), which is a simple, specialized language (not a full-blown programming language like PHP).
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        curcuru Shane Curcuru added a comment -
        Note the US registration for FREEMAKE is a very similar name, although the functionality is clearly different (video file converter).

        https://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85070330&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch
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        curcuru Shane Curcuru added a comment - Note the US registration for FREEMAKE is a very similar name, although the functionality is clearly different (video file converter). https://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85070330&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch
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        jacopoc Jacopo Cappellato added a comment -
        [~curcuru] thanks for the research and details.
        As regards the similar name registered in the US, I don't think that it will be an issue since the two words "make" and "maRker", while similar, have completely different meanings. Just my 2 cents.
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        jacopoc Jacopo Cappellato added a comment - [~curcuru] thanks for the research and details. As regards the similar name registered in the US, I don't think that it will be an issue since the two words "make" and "maRker", while similar, have completely different meanings. Just my 2 cents.
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        ddekany Daniel Dekany added a comment - - edited
        I don't know what it worth legally, but FreeMarker has appeared in 1999, while Freemake has appeared in 2010. So we clearly didn't try to exploit the name similarity.
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        ddekany Daniel Dekany added a comment - - edited I don't know what it worth legally, but FreeMarker has appeared in 1999, while Freemake has appeared in 2010. So we clearly didn't try to exploit the name similarity.
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        curcuru Shane Curcuru added a comment -
        Approved.
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        curcuru Shane Curcuru added a comment - Approved.

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          • Assignee:
            curcuru Shane Curcuru
            Reporter:
            ddekany Daniel Dekany
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