Web 2.0 pending a trademark

Filed as General on May 26, 2006 9:22 am

Apparently, the term “Web 2.0″ now required legal permission to use, at least in some situations, according to a cease & desist letter sent by CMP, representing O’Reilly and others.

I haven’t received a cease & desist letter for using Web 2.0 as a tag, or as a category, or as a term on this blog, but given the penchant for litigation today, I’m sure that’s only a matter of time.

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  1. By Jessica Doyle posted on May 26, 2006 at 2:09 pm
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    I left this comment on the O’Reilly Radar site after reading your entry first.

  2. By Kates posted on May 26, 2006 at 8:20 pm
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    If they want their web2.0 they can have it. Internet doesn’t have version anyway. Oh, somebody is registering web3.0 now.

  3. By Jessica Doyle posted on May 27, 2006 at 6:43 am
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    Sometimes one writes a comment and then posts it only to see what was supposed to be there not be there because of bad markup. I had quoted something but it didn’t show up. My appolgies for leaving a comment here that did not in fact actauly show the comment ;)

    It’s just been one of those days.