- In some cases, trademark rights have been obtained for OSS names and logos, and their use in product names may violate the Unfair Competition Prevention Law. In addition, some OSS prohibit the use of the OSS name as a selling point of the product by license, so you cannot use it without permission.
If the OSS has guidelines (*) on trademarks, you need to follow them.
* Example: Guidelines for the use of Linux trademarks
- Although OSS licenses mainly describe the conditions for using software (copyrighted works), the conditions for using trademarks are not described, and they are often not licensed. Therefore, if you want to add an OSS name to a product name, it is better to obtain permission from the community.