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I discovered this a couple months ago and posted in an Ask HN about an apparent attempt by the same person to trademark TrueCrypt;


At the time the download links on the non-official Keepass.com site seemed to point back to the official sources, but I noted of course that could change in the future, or could even be different depending on who visits the site.

I ended up submitting an objection to the TrueCrypt trademark application to the USPTO, but I'm not sure how much good it will end up doing. I was not able to pay a lawyer the several thousand dollars they wanted to draft the letter themselves.

Quoting part of your original posting here:

I have been working on a fork of TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt and wanted to be sure that before releasing the code that I am following all the license terms and giving proper attribution, as TrueCrypt has a somewhat non-standard open source license.

TrueCrypt has an old trademark issued back in 2007 but which expired after 10 years in 2017. As part of the licensing review, I discovered there is a new trademark application filed August 25, 2018 by Julien Clairet under a company named "DATA ACCESS" based in Paris, France.

I discovered [that] "keepass.com" is also apparently registered to Julien / DATA ACCESS.

There is a publication period when new Trademarks are announced and an opportunity to contest the validity of the claim. The new "TrueCrypt" trademark was published on February 20, 2019, and you have 30 days from the time that the mark is published to file any opposition.

I am preparing to file a response to USPTO.

First of all, a huge thank you from everyone that loves TrueCrypt for doing this.

How long will it be before you know if they issued or rejected the trademark? Is there anything else that can be done now that the 30-day deadline has passed? Would you mind posting a link to the trademark application?

Thank you and you're welcome. I did link the application in my original post, here it is again;


Typically two months after publications they will send the Notice of Allowance. It hasn't happened yet but it could happen any day I suspect.

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