TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
We have a trademark page in the frontmatter that lists the ownership of all
products mentioned in the book. It follows the title page and identifies the
ownership of every product we refer to in the rest of the book. After that,
there is no reference to the company that owns the product. The TM symbol is
next to any registered trademarks ( ie. JSpace, PlantSpace) on the cover
and the title page. This is the only place we use the symbol.
At 03:34 PM 4/25/97 -0700, you wrote:
>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
>We're writing an in-house style guide and aren't sure how to resolve
>Melinda Carr (melindac -at- capsoft -dot- com)
> TECHWR-L (Technical Communication) List Information: To send a message
>to 2500+ readers, e-mail to TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU -dot- Send commands
> to LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU (e.g. HELP or SIGNOFF TECHWR-L).
> Search the archives at http://www.documentation.com/ or search and
>browse the archives at http://listserv.okstate.edu/archives/techwr-l.html