Or better, we, as a community, should do such a thing. Every bitcoin/wallet user could pay 0.1 bitcoin and with
this money we can protect everything there is, names, images, protocol and also file a worldwide patent.
Is there really any need though? As long as said names, images and protocol are all released under an open-source or royalty free license what does it matter? At this point I'm pretty sure 'prior art' covers most aspects of BTC (the name, the frequently used logos and the protocol) so we really shouldn't have anything to worry about.
I don't like the idea that one company is the owner of the name 'bitcoin'. (don't know what possible future implications can be.)
I would like to see that Bitcoin is the owner of the brand Bitcoin and everything that relates.
I would like to see that every user of a bitcoin-wallet is a (stock)owner of Bitcoin "the company".
We have everything available to make this happen, with GLBSE we could all be shareholder of the non profit Bitcoin organisation.
Why should we wait until a 'for profit' individual/company like Tibanne gets this and maybe sells it all to G or MS or worse...