2017.07.24 19:39 "Re: [Tiff] JPEG2000 codec", by Bob Friesenhahn
On Mon, 24 Jul 2017, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
> And on that note, I will point out (and you should probably contact > the OME folks) that Adobe owns the copyright for TIFF and that use
> of that name without our permission is not legal. We will certainly > reach out to OME to discuss their usage.
Adobe certainly owns the copyright for the TIFF specification. I don't see a trademark registration for "TIFF" (whereas I do find one for "Photoshop" and "Adobe Photoshop") at http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/. Given that Adobe products do have trademark registrations and "TIFF" does not seems to imply that Adobe does not claim a trademark on it.
Copyright and trademark are two different things.
What data can you provide which exhibits that we need to be careful about how we use the term "TIFF"?
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