Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] WHO HAS THE EAR OF THE GA??
From: Jodi Concepcion
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:55:09 -0400

Hi Felipe,

Thank you so much for your interest.

Non-member posts are moderated before posting to the list. I encourage you to visit the website to sign in as a member check out the current GA and working groups there.  If you want to participate in the technical discussions about the movement, visit the "Internet working group" and "Open Source" pages and read about how to join the specific technical mail lists there.

I think posts on FB to divert those who don't have the movement in their best interest or try to discredit us can be a power tool as proven over and over again. I think it's definitely important to get the word out, which I will post promptly! Legalities of this sort of move is definitely not my expertise so I would encourage getting involved in the groups or bring it to the GA to pose your concerns. Thanks so much!

In solidarity,



On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:44 PM, felipe <> wrote:

apologies for the spammy nature of this post, but I would say this is
pretty close to an emergency. As a member of the digital strategy sub
working group, I would say we have a serious problem.

Two douches from Long Island have applied (Oct 18) to trademark
"Occupy Wall Street." I already submitted this to Legal, but honestly,
I think everyone needs to spread the word on this, ASAP. We need to
figure out how to derail this, file briefs, make noise online. Our
identity is getting hijacked and coopted, officially.

unbelievable. there was chatter about this about two weeks ago, some
people in Legal were like "it's not important, we shouldn't worry
about trademarking our brand, because we're not a brand. yeah, right.
messaging 101 - own your identity.