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Subject:Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 18 Feb 1995 From:PJ Rose <pjrose -at- AGATE -dot- NET> Date:Sun, 19 Feb 1995 09:21:38 -0500
Rose Norman asks:
>Have any of you noticed the superscript "sm" with a software product name
>where one would expect TM? If so, do you know what it means and how it's
The superscript "SM" (in caps) indicates a "service mark". In most
countries, a service mark provides the same legal protection as trademarks,
except that a service mark applies to services sold by a merchant, and is
used to distinguish its services from those of another merchant.
Hope that helps.
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