Turkish speakers - the Foundation needs your help!


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by liz » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:54 pm
We're currently trying to oppose someone's claim that they own our trademark in Turkey. To support our case, we need to demonstrate in court that there was existing use of the term "Raspberry Pi" before March 2012. We're easily able to do this in English, but it would help us if we could do the same with Turkish blogs, news coverage and so on - unfortunately, none of us speaks Turkish, so searching online for mentions before that date is a bit difficult.

If you speak Turkish, could you give us a hand and point us at anything online from before March 26 2012 in Turkish, mentioning the words "Raspberry Pi"? News articles are particularly helpful, but blogs and other websites are also very useful indeed.

Thank you!
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by akx » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:00 pm
I'm not a Turkish speaker, but Google's time and language operators should help: (posted this on Twitter too)

https://www.google.com/search?q=raspber ... F2012&tbm=
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by liz » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:01 pm
Time and language operators in Google return quite a lot - if anyone can help me sift out which of these are news articles, things from tech blogs and so on, that'd help enormously.

https://www.google.com/search?q=raspber ... /2012&tbm=

(Edit to add: Glances up at previous post. Snap!)
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by kehribar » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:13 pm
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by liz » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:17 pm
Thank you - those are really helpful.
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by raxetul » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:25 pm
Hi Liz,
This is an article on March 01, 2012 which is about Raspberry Pi's being out of stock.

http://shiftdelete.net/raspberry-pi-dak ... 35331.html

If anything more, I will help you.

I have same nick in Twitter.

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by scorpion_tr » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:59 pm
http://www.darkhardware.com/haber/25-tl ... spberry-pi
http://www.darkhardware.com/haber/raspb ... time-gecti
http://www.darkhardware.com/haber/35-li ... en-tukendi

The first one is dated back to 19 Jan 2011 and mentions about the plans to make a cheap computer which will be called as Raspberry Pi.
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by Gomoto » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:02 pm
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by ecmendenhall » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:02 pm
Hi Liz,

Good luck fighting this. Here are a few more resources:

An article in Chip, a big tech magazine, on March 23, 2012:
http://www.chip.com.tr/makale/raspberry ... 32698.html

An article in Hürriyet, a major newspaper, on March 3, 2012:
http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/teknoloji/20047852.asp

An article fron ntvmsnbc/BBC on March 1, 2012:
http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/id/25326625/

An article from CNN Türk on February 29, 2012:
http://www.cnnturk.com/2012/bilim.tekno ... index.html

These are all major media outlets in Turkey.

Ekşi Sözlük is like a Turkish Urban Dictionary, and it has entries from as early as May 2011 that show the term was in use in Turkish:
http://eksisozluk.com/raspberry-pi--3193770?p=1
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by liz » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:32 pm
Thank you *very* much (and also to everyone who helped by emailing me and on Twitter). We've got loads of ammunition now, which should make our lawyers very happy - we're very grateful.

Honestly, there are so many days when I find myself trying to imagine what we'd do without this community, and I don't think we'd be anywhere at all without you. You guys absolutely rock.
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by kuantum » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:50 pm
Hi Liz,

I am very sorry for the situation that you are facing right now. I am a native Turkish speaker and fluent in English. I would love to help you if you need any further assistance regarding Turkish stuff.
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by Arda » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:41 pm
liz wrote:We're currently trying to oppose someone's claim that they own our trademark in Turkey. To support our case, we need to demonstrate in court that there was existing use of the term "Raspberry Pi" before March 2012. We're easily able to do this in English, but it would help us if we could do the same with Turkish blogs, news coverage and so on - unfortunately, none of us speaks Turkish, so searching online for mentions before that date is a bit difficult.

If you speak Turkish, could you give us a hand and point us at anything online from before March 26 2012 in Turkish, mentioning the words "Raspberry Pi"? News articles are particularly helpful, but blogs and other websites are also very useful indeed.

Thank you!


Hi Liz,

My name's Arda, I run the Turkey's biggest unofficial Raspberry Pi Community Website, http://raspberrypi.gen.tr , which first post was made in August 2012. You can refer our site, I've written tons of articles. We also have a FAQ section.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards,
Arda Kilicdagi
Turkish Raspberry Pi Community Website: http://www.raspi.gen.tr
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by siniradam » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:42 am
This Google search works for you

Dates before 26.03.2012 and Turkish contents;

https://www.google.com.tr/search?q=rasp ... tQa-m4DIAw
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by liz » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:22 pm
Thanks very much, folks; we'll be in touch if we need anything else, but right now the lawyers are rubbing their hands together with glee at what you've been able to provide them with, so I think we're OK. We really, really appreciate it - this community's brilliant.
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by leventp » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:05 am
Hello Liz,

My name is Levent Pekcan and I'm the owner of DarkHardware, a well known Turkish hardware news & reviews site. As some other posters already noted, we begun our Raspberry Pi coverage on January 19th, 2011. We also published two additional stories on January 18th, 2012 and February 29th, 2012.

http://www.darkhardware.com/haber/25-tl ... spberry-pi
http://www.darkhardware.com/haber/raspb ... time-gecti
http://www.darkhardware.com/haber/35-li ... en-tukendi

I'm also publishing another website named TeknoSeyir. Our search engine is shaky, but the oldest result for Raspberry Pi is coming from out weekly podcast dated January 21st, 2012.

http://www.teknoseyir.com/38363/haftali ... ocak-2012/

This kind of "brand squatting" is very common in Turkish IT industry and many other brands like AMD, Coolermaster, Powercolor etc. had trouble about this situation. I'm an tech editor of 16 years, and I hate such tricks, so consider me and my publications an ally in your legal dispute. We have already begun creating awareness about your situation.

You can reach me at @leventp on Twitter.

Best of luck, Levent P.
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by Starkiller » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:19 pm
I introduce Raspberry Pi on this Turkish forum.
http://galipabi.ru/forum/viewtopic.php? ... Kredi+kartı
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by Nsaral » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:37 am
Dear Mrs Liz,

I am a board member of IT Association in Turkey. http://www.tubider.org.tr/ We had many governmental relations and judicial department with experience of international trademark issues.

I want to help you, please inform me who is responsible from this judicial issue.

Regards,
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