The former page "Trademark and Logo Usage Requirements" at http://www.sun.com/policies/trademarks/ is no longer available, is there a new version which helps with the proper naming of products (beans, libraries) for Java?

I have found Third Party Usage Guidelines for Oracle Trademarks at http://www.oracle.com/us/legal/third-party-trademarks/index.html however there is no occurence of "Java" related product names.

Former guidelines said that "(productname...) for the Java platform" was a correct name, and now it seems to me that it must be renamed to "(productname...) for Oracle Java" to comply with the Third Party Usage Guidelines for Oracle Trademarks

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I'd follow the instructions Oracle give on that page:

Credit Line
All products, packaging, manuals, advertisements, promotional materials and Web pages bearing Oracle trademarks should include the following trademark credit line.
"Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners."
The credit line may appear anywhere on the collateral, but typically is displayed on a copyright page, the back of a package or at the end of a document or web page.

Alternatively contact Oracle directly:

If you have any questions regarding Oracle trademarks, please contact the Oracle Legal Department at +1.650.506.5200 or trademar_us@ oracle.com. back to top Oracle 1-800-633-0738 Have Oracle call you


You do not need permission to use someone else's trademark when describing your own work or comparing your work to theirs. It is a courtesy to include a trademark notice.


Just because you are abiding by the law doesn't mean they won't sue you.

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