Nick> I have always found your comments helpful, informative, entertaining and thought-provoking.
But, sometimes, especially at the top of this post, first reply... Expect a call from Mr. Ulrich's lawyer…
I almost fell off my chair.
I had no idea what you were talking about. Nor, who this 'Ulrich' guy was or anything.
It was only after I got an email from someone else offering more background information and pointing out the similarity of my font name to the band 'Matallica' did I get the full scope of the issues.
If you are going to say something... please say it in a way that is instantly understandable. I would find this more helpful. Thanks again for the heads up in the matter. Much appreciated.
You are right, I've done some checking, apparently this band does have a notorious reputation for suing anyone over it's b(r)and name.
I guess what this all comes down to, is that we all have to educate ourselves more with this sort of thing, and come to a general consensus when it's okay to incorporate someone else's trademarked 'name' into your new product, even unrelated, and when it's best to stay clear.
I certainly have learned a lot from this thread... thank you all.
There are however, no clear guidelines in the matter.
It's this 'grey area' that can get us into trouble. I think we all have been bitten by this, at one-time-or-another.
> It was only after I got an email ....
You know about Google, right?
> If you are going to say something... please say
> it in a way that is instantly understandable.
Then *I* would fall off my chair out of boredom.
Obvious is dead.
Sorry Alex, wasn't trying to scare you, but the wit (such as it is) of my comment would have been lost if I had spelled it out.
BTW, props for the face, always good to see inventive, original work with nice details.
If you're worried about trademark infringement, I'd name it 'Zitzler'.