> Date:         Mon, 22 Jul 2002 20:37:38 +0200
> From: Hans Aberg <[log in to unmask]>

> Was it not the copyright? Is TeX a trademark?

Yes. TeX is a trademark of the American Mathematical Society.
METAFONT is a trademark of Addison Wesley Longman.

> > As far as I know AMS is not going to disband any time soon.
> So if Knuth isn't the copyright holder but the AMS, what prevents AMS to
> make a TeX successor also called TeX?

Knuth is the copyright holder. Knuth's express wish prevents AMS to
make a non-TeX called TeX. I do not know the legal delicacies, but I
think AMS is not going to violate Knuth's wish.

Good luck


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