One of SPARC International’s activities is the worldwide registration and licensing of SPARC-related trademarks. SI and its partners use a wide variety of SPARC marks, and SI works hard to protect and defend them all from possible infringement.
Some of SI’s best known trademarks include SPARC, OpenSPARC, UltraSPARC, and SPARC Enterprise, but the number of SPARC-related names that SI manages is in fact much broader. The SPARC brand and trademark is global — SI’s SPARC-related marks are registered in every major territory.
If you’re an SI member, we will work with you to ensure that your SPARC-based products are properly branded and protected.
If you are not an SI member and are considering use of any mark that bears any resemblance (even phonetically) to SPARC or “spark,” it would be prudent to contact SI to ensure there is not a conflict. We are very active in protecting all of our marks.
For more information, take a look at SI’s trademark page: