Author: jransom

NZ Koha Trademark Update

I am delighted to report that the Koha NZ trademark is now safely registered in the name of Te Horowhenua Trust also known as Horowhenua Library Trust. This follows a judgement in December 2013 declining the application by PTFS LibLime

Press Release: NZ Koha Trademark Case Win

Te Horowhenua Trust has won a David and Goliath battle over the trademarking of the Maori word koha. Koha – the Maori word for donation or gift – is the name of the open sourced library management system developed by

Update 3 : NZ Koha Trademark

We have received a response from PTFS to our letter outlining the grounds on which we object to their trade mark application and inviting them to transfer their application to the Trust. The response advised that they are considering organisations

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Koha Trade Mark Usage Policy

On the 18th January 2012, following consultation with the Koha Subcommittee, Te Horowhenua Library Trust, trading as Horowhenua Library Trust, adopted the following Koha Trademark Usage Policy: The Horowhenua Library Trust has been elected by the worldwide online Koha user

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Update 2 on NZ Koha Trademark Situation

Well things have been very quiet on this front while the lawyers work through the process. We are being represented by Andrew Matangi from Buddle Findlay with input from Rochelle Furneaux and feel very confident that he has a good

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Update on NZ Koha trademark.

Who would have thought that one little blog post on a Tuesday morning would have generated so much interest and debate and support. Horowhenua Library Trust have been bowled over by the generosity of a global community who are as

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Plea for help from Horowhenua Library Trust

Update (by Liz Rea on behalf of the community): There has been a lot of news in the last 24 hours – much of it has been collected in this Zotero group. Coverage of the story includes three radio stories,

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KohaCon11 – programme ideas wanted

Planning for KohaCon11 is well underway but the organising committee need your help. We have set up a page in the wiki to gather together suggestions of conference presentations or sessions that people would like to attend.  This is because

Kawiu Marae trip at KohaCon

Koha Conference attendees are invited to Levin on the 28th October for a very special event. The Library Trust is honoured that Muaupoko, the tangata whenua or people of the land, are hosting us at Kawiu Marae following the Mayoral

KohaCon 10 Roadtrip – Signup Now!

Now is the time folks to put your money where your mouth is and sign up for the road trip from Auckland to Wellington on the weekend before KohaCon. Click here for details of the trip. Signup Please copy the