Vintage Computer Festivals???

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Mon Apr 18 12:05:48 CDT 2016

I think it's great that they have a trademark now on what could easily be a
genericized term.

My favorite part of the retrocomputing hobby by far is red
tape, franchising, and branding.

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 6:42 PM, Jay West <jwest at> wrote:

> No, it was not trademarked. Not until VERY recently, even if so. I'm not
> convinced it is....
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> Cisin
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> >> If he comes up with his own name, then there is nothing stopping him
> >> from putting it together completely independently.
> >> If he wants to use the VCF name, then he should talk tothose
> >> currently doing it.
> On Thu, 14 Apr 2016, ethan at wrote:
> > Is it a trademark like Maker Faire where everyone has to pay
> > per-attendee royalties to use the name on their event?
> It is a trademark, but I have no idea what the terms are.  Evan? did not
> apparently have much difficulty negotiating with Sellam to use the
> trademark.

   Ian Finder
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