Suppose foundry XYX released a type family XYZ Abc. Is 'Abc' now considered to be 'taken'? Can I still release my own font under the name 'Abc'?
I get it that sometimes an aged font is being digitized by more than one party and the individual renditions get the initials or the whole foundry name attached. But it appears some of the foundries just stick its name to all of their products for whatever reasons. My thinking then is, " 'Abc' is a cool font name, so since you guys decided to christen your baby 'XYZ Abc', I'm gonna grab the pure pristine 'Abc' for myself". (Btw, it looks kind of like a surname and a given name positioned in Japanese or Hungarian tradition
What are your thoughts?