Trademarks in looseleaf matrial

Subject: Trademarks in looseleaf matrial
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <nosnivel -at- NETVISION -dot- NET -dot- IL>
Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 14:21:27 +0300

Edward Bilodeau asked about special treatment of trademarks
in looseleaf material.

Maybe the lawyer was worried that individual pages or sections
could easily be liberated from the binder and take on a life of
their own, circulating with no trademark notice. Such worry is
easy to understand if, for example, you're publishing a binder
full of individual product specs or application notes.

Someone receiving a copy of such extracts could say in good faith
that he didn't know you were claiming trademark rights. However,
that is unlikely to be someone in a position to harm you by
violating those rights. If you've claimed the trademark at
the front of your book and in other appropriate places, any
minimally conscientious competitor could be assumed to have
seen it, I think.

(You shouldn't send out individual pages/sections yourselves
without copyright & trademark notices, though...)

--
Mark L. (not for Lawyer) Levinson
nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il

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