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Show HN: OhMyPocket – Open-source version of getpocket.com (github.com)
62 points by zhy0216 on May 10, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 19 comments

Two thoughts: 1. Change your name to random-walk. You simply can't use Pocket, as mentioned here by others. 2. Your project is basically unusable in it's current state. Update the repo with build instructions so others can get it running. I spent my limit (15-20 minutes) trying to get it running in a container and failed. Happy to do a PR with the container file if you get that cleaned up. Making your project usable for others is a requirement to get traction!

Also, not cool using a pocket logo on the Google Play store. You need to fix that ASAP.

Great to see this one out there!

You should consider changing your name, as did the former poche (same kind of project), switching to Wallabag. https://www.wallabag.org/

wow! it is a similar project!!! your project is pretty cool!!

It is cool indeed, but is not mine. Author is https://twitter.com/nicosomb

And here is a part of the problems he had with Pocket (wich, at the end, was fairly reasonable)


So the author should just call it OhMyPoche :D

i need to be carefaul with it :D

IANAL, but getpocket doesn't appear to have a trademark registration[0] (and I don't think they could since it's such a weak mark [1]). So they may be able to get a design mark so that a similar logo can't be used, but it's entirely possible to use "pocket" for a similar service.

So while it may be "nice" to not use a similar name, it's doesn't appear to be required in this particular case.

[0] - http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=toc&state=4807%3A5...

[1] - http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/naming-your-business-choosin...

"Pocket" is trademarked by Pocket as it relates to similar services:

The uspto's site make it hard to link to the actual registration but it's registration 4354899. It looks like they have trademarks for the word Pocket and it's logos.

The word registration for example: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85540689&caseType=SERIAL_N...

You're 100% correct. So my search wasn't exhaustive enough, and thus my assumptions and conclusion above are not correct.

People should do what is right whether it is legal or not. No one here said whether he was breaking the law. If he's gonna participate here then he should live up to the moral standard of HN. Not the laws of some country.

I get the objections to copyright and patent law, but is there a principled objection to trademark law that I'm missing here?

Sites don't respond well to stuff that misleads users into thinking that they're using an offical product, and will take it down without regard for any legal arguments. I don't have a trademark for Pinboard, but getting stuff that uses my logo or site name removed has been dead easy the few times I've needed to do it.

You might not have a Registered Trademark, but if you use a name or logo in commerce, you still have a common law trademark and still have protection against others in the industry using a name or logo that is confusingly similar.

Change your name. It's not reasonable to think that you can use another company's name for a copy of their service.

Great, I will try it out later this evening! I used Wallabag before, which was already mentioned, but it has a session problem so you had to enter your password everytime you tried to use it. I hope I can replace it with this, keep it up!

Did you report the problem, or is it a feature?

The issue on github is almost a year old https://github.com/wallabag/wallabag/issues/769

The issue is really annoying. I've been using my installation of Wallabag for a little while but stopped because of it.

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