[802SEC] followup to trademarks issue
My understanding of our trademarks meeting of last Wednesday was that the "IEEE-SA Trademark Usage/Compliance Statement" should be replaced (in existing as well as in future standards) by:
>"Trademark Statement: The marks IEEE(R) and 802 (R) are registered trademarks of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc."
However, I understood that BoG action was required to finalize this change. Does anyone know the current status?
Also, I have just noticed two other references to trademarks in our published standards. Based on my understanding of the discussion, I suspect that some change is in order:
(1) Near the end of the boilerplate page just before the "IEEE-SA Trademark Usage/Compliance Statement" is a paragraph in which "and/or trademarks" should, I think, be deleted:
>The IEEE and its designees are the sole entities that may authorize the use of the IEEE-owned certification marks and/or trademarks to indicate compliance with the materials set forth herein.
(2) Just before the Table of Contents is a paragraph that should, I think, be replaced by the new Trademark Statement I cited above:
>The marks "IEEE" and "802" are registered trademarks belonging to the IEEE. When using these marks to refer to The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 802 standards or other standards, the marks should be in bold typeface and, at least once in text, use the registered trademark symbol "(R)".
Any ideas on how this will all be finalized?