RE: Trademarks and nouns - how often?

Subject: RE: Trademarks and nouns - how often?
From: Janet_Swisher -at- trilogy -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 18:46:06 -0600

Glen Warner <gdwarner -at- ricochet -dot- net> wrote:

>Alas, I did miss one. The last writer on the project gave the program
>name a "TM" symbol. Turned out the name wasn't registered --!

Actually, if the name wasn't registered, then "TM" is appropriate (assuming
your company is claiming a trademark on it). If it were registered, then
you would use the "R" symbol. It sounds like the writer put in the "TM"
when company wasn't even claiming a trademark. You can claim a trademark
on just about anything, but often that claim is not defensible legally.

Of course, I'm not a lawyer.

Janet Swisher
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