Re: Trademarks for Other Companies' Products

Subject: Re: Trademarks for Other Companies' Products
From: Sue Heim <sue -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 16:08:06 -0700

Melinda Carr inquired:
> How do you handle trademarks for other companies' products in your
> documentation? Do you include the trademark or registered trademark
> symbol in the text? Do you include a page that lists the trademarks of
> all the products you mention and who owns them? Do you include a blanket
> statement somewhere that says brand and product names are the trademarks
> or registered trademarks of their respective owners and leave it at
> that? <snip>

I include the registered or trademark symbol at the first occurrence
of the product name in the docs (usually the first occurrence in the
text).

For listing the owners, I usually list them all in the front matter
of the manual. For other types of docs (specs, marketing collaterals,
Web pages), I include *our* registered/trademark info and then the
statement "All other trademark names are the properties of their
respective trademark owners."

...sue
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Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Carlsbad, California USA
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com

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