Submissions/Using the Wikipedia trademarks outside and within the Wikimedia movement

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 4020 - LE2, C10
Title of the submission
Using the Wikipedia trademarks outside and within the Wikimedia movement
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Charles M. Roslof
Language of presentation
E-mail address
CRoslof (WMF)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
The Wikimedia Foundation receives requests to use the Wikipedia name and logo (and, less frequently, other Wikimedia trademarks) in all sorts of ways, from teaching courses on editing Wikipedia to writing about Wikipedia in a textbook to creating a Wikipedia article for a fictional character in a film. In this session, I’ll talk about these requests and how we respond to them, with examples of some of the best, worst, and strangest things that have crossed the trademark permissions inbox. I’ll explain the process of evaluating requests—when and why we require trademark agreements for some of them, approve others under the trademark policy, or request modifications of the proposed use. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A—if there’s anything you’ve wondered about how the Wikimedia trademark permissions process works, this is a great opportunity to ask about it.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn more about the process the Wikimedia Foundation uses to review and respond to requests to use the Wikimedia trademarks.
Theme of presentation
Legal & Free Culture
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

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  1. GastelEtzwane (talk) 12:36, 11 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]