Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Fri Jun 13 00:40:20 CEST 2014

On Thursday 12 June 2014 09:06:05 Mark H. Wood wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 09:34:51AM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> > On Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:45, jerome at said:
> [snip]
> > > any copyright issue we might have to use another name, at least
> > > until we get approval to use the traditional Adele name from the
> > > copyright holder.> 
> > A name is not copyrightable, in particular not a common name like
> > that of Peter's Grandma.  In any case, if it is really GPL, it is
> > not a problem at all.
> Copyright isn't used for names, but a name in association with a
> business or service can, in some jurisdictions, be protected by
> *trademark* or *service mark*.

In Germany resp. the EU "Adele" does not seem to be a registered 
trademark for computer software. (I've quickly checked this via

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