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Osho can't be trademarked
Posted by owp    Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:59
It is indeed disappointing to read the ruling from the General court in EU. This means that in Europe no one can use our Master’s name as part of their meditation centre name (more often than not given directly by Osho), unless a “license agreement” by OIF has been signed. And if they want to use Osho’s resources and works, they will have to seek OIF’s permission, as these works are copyright protected.

A Master’s words come from eternity and that can’t be trademarked.

“Things can be copyrighted, thoughts cannot be copyrighted, and certainly meditations cannot be copyrighted. They are not things of the marketplace. Nobody can monopolize anything. But perhaps the West cannot understand the difference between an objective commodity and an inner experience. For ten thousand years the East has been meditating and nobody has put trademarks upon meditations."
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

A similar case was launched by Osho International Foundation, Pune on Osho World, Delhi. Osho World won the case in the US.

The US patent and trademark office clearly stated that Osho himself neither claimed nor used Osho as a trademark. Osho gave permission to His followers to individually open centers utilizing His name to spread His teachings throughout the world. In addition, later upon His adoption of the name (Rajneesh to Osho), Osho asked that such centres utilize Osho at the beginning of their titles so they would be recognized as, “Osho Meditation Centres.”

This ruling from the EU has no impact whatsoever in India and we will share Osho and His vision with even more vigor and passion.

"I want my sannyasins to inherit my freedom, my awareness, my consciousness. And each sannyasin has to be my successor, has to be me. There is no need for anybody to dominate. There is nobody for anybody to dictate to. They are on their own. If they want to be together they can be together. Out of their own freedom, it is their choice and their decision. If they want to move free they have all the rights to move free."

OSHO, The Last Testament Vol-2
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