I don't hesitate to buy from HongKong, bought my Arduino there and lots of rc stuff and auto parts to my son. Fast shipping, always correct orders and much less money. Recommended! Check the ebay sellers feedback; a lot of feedbacks usally indicates a nice deal.Use the saved money to buy more options to the Arduino!
For me, it's about respect.
Just go away.
Where can I find more info about the framework around the Arduino project?
although I don't think Arduino is trademarked so trademark law would not apply.
From my findings, the trademark request was refused
The reason given (in the U.S.) was "registration is refused because the applied-for mark is primarily merely a surname". This is the same group that decided: "COOK", "BETTY SMITH", "MACFARLAN SMITH", "JACLYN SMITH", "MACEO JONES", "ADAM JONES", and, of course "MCDONALDS", are OK (the list goes on and on of surnames). Even "VICTORIA ARDUINO" (coffee maker) was deemed acceptable.
You think they'd accept a petition?
Perhaps it needs a first name too?
I bet it'd go right into the trash