Does any body know how hubpages and/or adsense feels about brand names in articles? In ones that are light on the reviews, but long on the sales (ie. 10 things to buy her for Valentine's day), if you are linking on amazon or ebay to, say, Godiva Chocolate, or a Kindle, would you have to use some form of trademark symbol after the brand name? If so, how would you go about doing it on hubpages? Thanks. I already know not to put it in the URL. Also, when researching mine i saw several hubs that used product pictures, from Amazon which looked much nicer than the ad capsules, whats up with that?
The need for trademark symbols appears most relevant in advertisements, where there could be confusion about who owns the brand name being advertised and other brand names being mentioned in that context. I don't see any legal foundation for requiring trademark symbols to be displayed in an informative or review article.
In regards to amazon pictures - I often personally just place a larger picture of the item on my hub in a photo capsule with the amazon capsule beside it. Is that what you mean?
I always try to give the two maximum links when I use a photo. It seems only fair for the work they put into the photo. Yes, I "assume" Amazon is "automatic permission".
eBay, on the other hand, I have been asking for permission. With eBay, the photo disappears after the listing so retaining that image separate is critical.
I just finished asking for about 5-10 photos out on eBay. It will be interesting to see the various responses.
So far, I have never been turned down for a photo request. Once, they asked for money and I said goodbye quickly and politely.
by Fayme Zelena Harper 9 years ago
I was reading a blog on monetizing adsense and the writer mentioned that you could lose both your Google Adsense and your blog if you put brand names into the title, because then you'd be driving traffic to your blog on the tails of someone elses trademark. Is that true or was he misinformed...
by SiddSingh 7 years ago
You get so many websites with brand names in their domain names,specially in exact keyword matches. [ for example, bestrolexwatches.com (imaginary example)]. What about the copyright implications for these websites?Has any of the hubbers got such such a domain name/website anytime?
by Joe Matallanes 10 months ago
I need a little help on the guidelines of mentioning specific products in an article. I am new at this and I don't really get how that works. For example, if I'm writing an article about cooking and it requires a crock pot do I mention or can I mention the brand I use at home?
by Mary Reed 3 years ago
Am i allowed to name brand name products even though they're not Amazon-related? Thanks everyone for responding in a quick manner, I appreciate everyone's help!
by Sue Pratt 6 years ago
There were two products that my father-in-law loved, BFI Power and Dr. Tichenor's. I would like to publish a hub about our experiences with him and those two products. What are the guidelines about using brand names? I have no desire to either help or hurt either product, but it's...
by Rochelle Frank 3 years ago
Brand names have lost all of their original meaning, I am considering buying a "Whirlpool" refrigerator. I alredy have a "Frigidare" kitchen range. and a "Hotpoint" clothes washer. There's already an Apple TV. Now I am waiting to see the Microsoft microwave.
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