August 29, 2008
An Open Letter to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
I note with interest that on August 18th 2008 you launched a new website at http://EcoDrivingUSA.com. I applaud your basic message that citizens of the United States of America would benefit from finding out more about EcoDriving techniques, and from then implementing such techniques themselves. However I must point out that I strongly object to your apparent attempt to secure the word EcoDriving as your trademark. We have been using that word on our website at http://econnexus.org to promote that very same message for a number of months now. Other web sites have been doing the same for considerably longer. I should be grateful if you would remove the offending symbol from the home page of EcoDrivingUSA.com at your earliest convenience.
I also have a suggestion about how our two organizations could work together to further our evidently common aim of reducing the world's dependence on energy in general and crude oil in particular, a finite resource which many experts tell us is in increasingly short supply. The Auto Alliance could, for example, become involved in helping us to promote the econnexus econometer to EcoDrivers throughout the USA, and perhaps even further afield. (see http://econnexus.org/projects/econometer/ for more details)
I welcome any similar suggestions you may have.
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