Legal use of 'ISO 8601' ?
- Hello All,
hoping it's the right place for meeting the experts,
I would like to ask a question about legal usage of the
phrase 'ISO 8601'.
Since a new PDA application is going to be released soon,
this Palm app provides weeknumber calculations as:
- according ISO 8601
- US style
which the user can select from a menu.
Further it can display the date in ISO 8601 style if the user
Both the menu and selection switch are written as 'ISO 8601' to
provide a clear choice for the user - the product website will
contain links to the relevant ISO 8601 sites later on.
Now that the ISO is <selling> the standard paper could mean that
no one is granted the right to use this phrase within a commercial
product without paying a fee or whatever hassel. Thus I'm concerned
that after the PDA product is on the market, the ISO might sue me for
that reason - not sure. I was trying to find information about,
--> the question:
Is there any evidence that the use of the phrase 'ISO 8601' within
any product does NOT impose a violation of copyrights etc. ? ? ?
Thank a lot for any advice!
If anyone of you owns a Palm device, you may find, that the weeknumber
is implemented according ISO 8601 - no matter if the week starts at
Monday or Sunday (4th Jan -> week 1).
Strange ? (the standard is based on Monday)
(wonder if all US-based Palm users welcome the builtin weeknumer...)