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  Trademark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If trademark owners do not hold registrations for their marks in such jurisdictions, the extent to which they will be able to enforce their rights through trademark infringement proceedings will therefore be limited.
The proper use of a trademark means using the mark as an adjective, not as a noun or a verb [1] [2] [3], though for certain trademarks, use as nouns and, less commonly, verbs is common.
Trademark law is designed to fulfill the public policy objective of consumer protection, by preventing the public from being misled as to the origin or quality of a product or service.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trademark   (4907 words)

 Trademark Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
Though trademark law is generally focused on the need for consumer protection, in many jurisdictions the concept of dilution has developed to protect trademarks as a property right, securing the investment the trademark owner has made in establishing and promoting a strong mark.
Such trademarks would include instantly recognizeable brand names, such as Coca-Cola, or Sony, and unique terms that were invented (such as Exxon) rather than surnames (such as Ford) or ordinary words in language are also likely to get the strongest dilution protection.
Unlike patents and copyrights, which in theory are granted for one-off fixed terms, trademarks remain valid as long as the owner actively uses and defends them and maintains their registrations with their jurisdiction's trademark registry.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/t/tr/trademark.html   (2036 words)

 Trademark - Simple English Wikipedia
A trademark can be a name, word, phrase, symbol, logo, design, or picture.
The business tells the government of its country that it wants to use the special trademark for the thing it makes, and then the government says that no one else can use that trademark.
When people write a word that is a trademark or show a picture or symbol that is a trademark, they should say that it is a trademark.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trademark   (312 words)

 Patent Application Process and Trademarks - Intellectual Property Protection and Trademark Law
In addition, if at any time the trademark becomes the generic term for the good, the trademark hasn't been used, the registration was fraudulent, or the trademark owner is using the trademark to misrepresent the source of the goods or services with which the trademark is used, any person may petition to cancel the trademark.
If the state trademark owner does contest the registration of the federal trademark, the federal trademark can still be approved in certain circumstances (e.g.--there may be a geographical limitation placed on the use of the trademark).
Unlike trademarks, which an owner uses to indicate source or to distinguish her goods and services from other good and services, certification marks aren't used by the owner of the mark and they only indicate that the owner certifies the goods.
www.iplawusa.com /resources/faq-trademarks.html   (2512 words)

 trademark - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about trademark
Trademarks can be registered so that only the individual or company registering the trademark is legally entitled to use it.
Trademarks can be protected under common law or by registration, and cover a trader's goods or services.
Trademarks are an important part of the marketing of a company or brand.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /trademark   (271 words)

 Genericized Trademark Passage @ ArtQuilt.com (Art Quilt)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If a trademark is associated with a new invention, the trademark owner may also consider developing a generic term for the product to be used in descriptive contexts, in order to avoid inappropriate use of the "house" mark.
Where a trademark is used generically a trademark owner may need to take special proactive measures in order to retain exclusive rights to the trademark.
Although a geographical indication for specialty food or drink may be generic, a geographical indication is not a trademark because it does not serve to exclusively identify a specific commercial enterprise, and therefore cannot constitute a genericized trademark.
www.artquilt.com /encyclopedia/Genericized_trademark   (631 words)

 Trademark FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A Trademark is either a word, phrase, symbol or design, or combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, which identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others.
Another means of losing trademark rights occurs when the trademark becomes so identified with the particular, precise goods to the point where the mark loses its distinctiveness and instead becomes a generic descriptive term.
A Foreign Trademark Registration is generally acquired on a country-by-country basis, and trademarks registered in foreign countries do not affect your registration of the mark in the United States.
www.dykaslaw.com /trademark.html   (1575 words)

 Trademark.com Frequently Asked Questions
A trademark is a word, symbol, slogan or device (design) that identifies the goods and services of one party and distinguishes them from those of another.
A trademark search uncovers potential conflicts --identical or similar marks that are already in use and owned by third parties for identical or related goods and services.
Since the trademark statute (the Lanham Act) was revised in 1989, applicants can file an application to register a mark without first using it in commerce.
www.trademark.com /new_tmdocs/faq.html   (1126 words)

 Trademark - Wex
Trademarks are generally distinctive symbols, pictures, or words that sellers affix to distinguish and identify the origin of their products.
Trademark status may also be granted to distinctive and unique packaging, color combinations, building designs, product styles, and overall presentations.
If the trademark is initially, approved by an examiner, it is published in the Official Gazette of the Trademark Office to notify other parties of the pending approval so that it may be opposed.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/trademark.html   (486 words)

 Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: Trademark
Trademarks -- the words and logos that identify sources of goods and services -- are ubiquitous in the modern age.
Trademark infringement predates the Internet, of course, but trademark holders often argue that the Internet has increased their challenges in defending their marks; that the global Internet erodes the geographic boundaries that once allowed multiple users of the same mark to co-exist; that the Internet presents more frequent dilution of trademarks.
Trademark logos may also be protected by copyright which covers artistic works.
www.chillingeffects.org /trademark   (607 words)

 Technorati Tag: trademark
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 Register, Search, or Monitor your US Trademark in any state with LegalZoom
Registering your trademark is perhaps the most important thing you can do to safeguard your name or brand.
Trademark conflicts can be costly, and a comprehensive trademark search will help you avoid trademark infringement lawsuits.
In a process called trademark monitoring, LegalZoom will perform detailed periodic searches and will immediately alert you if any similar trademarks are filed or published.
www.legalzoom.com /trademark   (467 words)

 Millipore - Millipore Homepage - Legal/Trademarks
Novalac is a trademark of - Margossian Albert
Roccal is a trademark of - SmithKline Beecham PLC
Shodex is a trademark of - Showa Denko K.K. Simriz is a trademark of - Carl Freudenberg
www.millipore.com /corporate.nsf/docs/legal   (3323 words)

 Sun - Terms of Use
Since a trademark is not a noun, it must never be used in possessive or plural forms, and should never be used as a verb or a pun.
Trademark ownership is attributed in two ways, with the use of a trademark symbol (,, or ®) after the trademark, and with a trademark legend, usually found at the end of a document in legible text following the copyright notice.
Sun trademarks may not be used in a manner that improperly or inaccurately implies compatibility or conformance to any Sun specification or platform.
www.sun.com /policies/trademarks   (2444 words)

 All About Trademarks
Trademarks and Business Goodwill -- An excellent discussion of what trademarks are; what trademarks are not; why marks are important, and how to choose a "good" mark, by Thomas G. Field, Jr., a Professor at the Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Trademark Amendments Act of 1999 -- Congress passed this Act on January 6, 1999, revising U.S. trademark law to establish "dilution" as grounds for opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and to provide other remedies for the dilution of famous marks.
Iraqi Trademark Law -- Summaries of Iraqi trademark registration requirements; a FAQ; and the text of the 1957 Trademark and Indications Law of the Republic of Iraq, prepared by Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property TMP Agents (AGIP), a Jordanian firm, with offices throughout the Middle-East.
www.ggmark.com   (7199 words)

 Adobe Systems Incorporated Terms of Use
The Photoshop trademark should always be capitalized and should never be used in possessive form, or as a slang term.
The Adobe trademarks may not be used in the stylized form used by Adobe, and no Adobe logos or product or box shots may be used on your book's cover, advertising, promotional material, or otherwise, without express written permission from Adobe.
There is nothing else in the use of Adobe trademarks or in the circumstances that would lead consumers to believe there is an association with, or endorsement by, Adobe that does not exist, and the Adobe trademarks are used only to refer to the Adobe products that are the subject of the book.
www.adobe.com /misc/trade.html   (1388 words)

 Trademark - Register for a Federal Trademark with LegalZoom.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By registering for a federal trademark, you protect yourself against the possibility that an inferior product will diminish your reputation or your profitability.
If no conflicts are found, we will review the answers you provided for completeness and other common mistakes, then prepare your federal trademark application in accordance with your instructions.
If you seek representation, are involved in litigation or have complex legal issues that cannot be resolved on your own, we recommend that you hire an attorney.
www.legalzoom.com /legalzip/trademarks/tm_procedure.asp?iRefer=309   (288 words)

 Cartoon Network | Trademark Information
All materials on this Site, including, but not limited to cartoon characters, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights which are owned and controlled by The Cartoon Network ("TCN") or by other parties that have licensed their material to TCN.
Without the prior written consent of the owner, modification of the materials, use of the materials on any other web site or networked computer environment, or use of the materials for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of the copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited.
ZATCH BELL and related characters are trademarks of Shogakukan Inc. and Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
www.cartoonnetwork.com /help/trademark.html   (1496 words)

 Trademark - Welcome to the Trademark Website
Trademark's Music has been used on an online Sitcom - Troy and Dave.
There are six episodes in all, the music of Trademark features in episodes 1 and 6.
A short movie of Trademark's recent day in the Studio recording a song for their new album.
www.trademark-online.co.uk /Homepage.htm   (313 words)

 Prodigy - Help - Trademark Notices
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel, Inc. IBM is registered trademark of International Business Machines, Inc. K56flex is a trademark of Lucent Technologies, Inc. Looksmart is a registered trademark of Looksmart, Ltd. Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
MSNBC is a registered trademark of MSNBC Cable L.L.C. Netscape, Netscape Navigator, and the Netscape N and Ship's Wheel logos are registered trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation in the United States and other countries, and Netscape Communicator is also a trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation which may also be registered in other countries.
Packard Bell and the Packard Bell logo are registered trademarks of Packard Bell NEC, Inc. and NEC and the NEC logo are registered trademarks of NEC, used under license by Packard Bell NEC, Inc. Snap is a trademark of CNET, Inc. Symantec is a U.S. registered trademark of Symantec Corporation.
myhome.prodigy.net /help/legal/trademark.html   (429 words)

The Trademark 120 stereo combo is designed for demanding musicians who need a tone for every tune and serious grunt from a compact amp.
With 120 watts of rich stereo sound and twin 12” speakers, the Trademark 120 offers three channels of club-filling tone.
Session player, cover-band guitarist, or just unreasonably demanding about tone, the Trademark 120 is your total satisfaction in stereo.
www.tech21nyc.com /tm120.html   (197 words)

 Trademark Forms
Trademark Application - Application for registration of a trademark or service mark.
Trademark Assignment - Form to record the assignment of a trademark or service mark.
Transfer of Trademark Ownership/Change of Registrant's Name - Form to be used when ownership of a registered trademark or service mark is transferred, or when a registrant's name is changed during the period of registration.
www.sos.state.tx.us /corp/trademark.shtml   (276 words)

 Suspicions fade over Linux trademark move: ZDNet Australia: News: Software
LA's president Jon Oxer acknowledged there had initially been some suspicion about the legitimacy of the letters and pointed worried community members to his recent blog entry on the subject.
"The e-mail is part of the process that LMI (Linux Mark Institute) has been undertaking to secure the trademark to the word 'Linux'.", he wrote, pointing out the institute was acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds and was cooperating with LA to register the trademark locally.
In general the community appears support the need for a locally registered Linux trademark, with Oxer saying Malcolm had told the Linux Australia governing committee on Tuesday night most people had responded very positively to the initiative.
www.zdnet.com.au /news/software/soa/Suspicions_fade_over_Linux_trademark_move/0,2000061733,39205576,00.htm   (856 words)

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