Intellectual property and how it is shared have been the cornerstone of open source. Although it is more common to discuss code or copyright there are other IP concerns around patents and trademarks that must be considered before investing time and effort in a major open-source project. There are long-established practices that govern these matters. Companies and lawyers involved in open source have been working on and evolving open source project trademark matters for decades8230.
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News Link: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/2020/07/open-source-communities-and-trademarks-a-reprise/.
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