Re: What does a superscripted "SM" Mean?

Subject: Re: What does a superscripted "SM" Mean?
From: "Kat Nagel" <kat_nagel -at- rte -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 16:51:50 -0400


Subject: Re: What does a superscripted "SM" Mean?

From the US Patent and Trademark Office web site:
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/tmfaq.htm#DefineServiceMark


Definitions
What is a trademark?
A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any
combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify
and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods
manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the
goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name.

What is a service mark?
A service mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any
combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify
and distinguish the services of one provider from services provided
by others, and to indicate the source of the services.

What is a certification mark?
A certification mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any
combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce with the
owner's permission by someone other than its owner, to certify
regional or other geographic origin, material, mode of manufacture,
quality, accuracy, or other characteristics of someone's goods or
services, or that the work or labor on the goods or services was
performed by members of a union or other organization.

What is a collective mark?
A collective mark is a trademark or service mark used, or intended
to be used, in commerce, by the members of a cooperative, an
association, or other collective group or organization, including a
mark which indicates membership in a union, an association, or other
organization.

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Kat Nagel
Senior Technical Writer
Real Time Enterprises http://www.rte.com
kat_nagel -at- rte -dot- com





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