Comodo tries to capture Let’s Encrypt as a trademark – Update

Jun

25

2016

Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt has found that Comodo Group, a provider of SSL certificates, among others, seeks ‘Let’s Encrypt’ in various forms to capture trade. The authorities say they will do everything to defend the name.

The ISRG, or Internet Research Group, found that Comodo attempted to capture at least three trade by the term ‘Let’s Encrypt’ it. Comodo try this different, to ssl certificates related services, writes Let’s Encrypt on his site.

ISRG began using the name Let’s Encrypt in the public domain in November 2014. Since then used the certificates of authority worldwide on many sites, as by Tweakers.

Let’s Encrypt began in November 2014 with a global campaign under the banner of the Electronic Frontier Foundation to provide free SSL certificates. The goal was to site managers in less than a minute could install a certificate for a Web site.

The ISRG says Comodo Group have regularly asked since March this year to give up their claims on the trademark “Let’s Encrypt ‘. The ISRG did this both through lawyers, as direct. Comodo has as yet refused.

Update 18:43 pm: An employee of Comodo claims on the forum of the company that the trademark registrations will not be put through, and that these applications will expire automatically. This did not, however, communicated the company Let’s Encrypt, that would be done by now.

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