Re: Registered (R)

Subject: Re: Registered (R)
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 09:13:37 -0800

At 04:39 PM 4/2/97 -0800, Elna Tymes wrote:
>If memory serves, Registered or (R) is short for Registered Service Mark
>or for some "mark" other than Trade Mark. Trade marks are used for
>products; service marks are used for services - I used it to register
>the logo for a day care chain, for instance. It is used when you
>register the design, along with an explanation of why it's unique, with
>the same office where you register a trademark. The (R) means that it
>has been registered, and thus is protected from duplication and use by
Actually the (R) does refer to trademarks. It means, as you say, that it has
been registered. All trademarks are not necessarily registered trademarks.

For a quick FAQ on trademarks, see:

--Wayne Douglass

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