A recent publication by the Bitcoin Foundation explains the Foundation’s view on trademarking the term ‘Bitcoin’. While some may argue that Bitcoin should be trademarked and protected against misuse, Bitcoin Foundation thinks otherwise.
The Bitcoin Foundation believes that the term ‘BITCOIN’ alone should not be the intellectual property of any individual or entity. Rather, it is a generic term like the terms used for other currencies such as ‘dollar’, ‘euro,’ ‘yen,’ etc. The Foundation is committed to doing what it can to protect the term ‘BITCOIN’ for public use.
This post was published at Crypto Coins News on February 3, 2015.