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My confusion exactly.
It is confusing!
TESS (see above) is the only official source of info in the US.
Each country has its own similar registration system, so an (R) in the US may be totally different in another country. Safest: (R) in each country you care about.
Tim--Haha--"Strawberry Shortcake"... Love it!
Just think about "Windows" (the operating system) and "Apple" (the computer/OS) and their really generic logos....how hard it is for them to defend THOSE generic trademarks/registered trademarks. Cheers!
I giggle too Laura. A tech writer? How cool! I am proud of your journey, sharing in a sense from the years you have contributed here. I ponder Ben Franklin's family and Apple going at it about the Apple idea said with a giggle. Thanks for :)
Great points! I totally agree on looking into categories (word mark vs. design/logo vs. SM), also.
Kleenex--haha! They almost lost their (R), like Band-Aid bandages. These actually did: elevator, escalator, aspirin, zipper, dry ice, aspirin...
Thank you! That was very useful! :)
You're welcome! I'm a tech writer and often work with company attorneys who handle such issues, so I'm happy to help! This isn't legal advice, but "Neverland" doesn't have a (R) number, currently, in TESS so it's TM in the US. Email me for more info.
Adding to TESS was a book title? Or, an author first name? I do not remember now. An anagram here, so does that mean it has registry name of difference with usage being capitalized or with periods after the letters? Hmmmm challenging ideas for us