Just following the trends in WordPress right now, it seems the trademark for WordPress has been passed to the foundations itself. This is probably an very altruistic gesture on the part of Matt at Automattic.
The WordPress community took a big step forward today when Matt announced that Automattic has donated the WordPress trademark to the non-profit WordPress Foundation. Moving forward, the Foundation will be responsible for safeguarding the trademarked name and logo from misuse toward the end of protecting WordPress and preventing confusion among people trying to figure out if a resource is “official” or not.
Again this is an excellent step towards confirming the longevity of WordPress as a CMS!