More on "Wizard" as trademark

Subject: More on "Wizard" as trademark
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <mark -at- MEMCO -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 12:04:38 +0200

To me, the phrasing in Microsoft's style manual implies that
while "Wizard" is a registered trademark, it is not Microsoft's.

Indeed, I don't see "Wizard" as such in either the list of
trademarks or the list of product names from Microsoft's website
(though TipWizard is listed as a registered trademark).

A few minutes with AltaVista reveal that...

- According to some pages describing DNA purification systems and
such, "Wizard is a trademark of Promega Corporation and is
registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office."

- According to a couple of IBM pages, Wizard is a trademark of
Sharp Corporation; but the pages don't say what Sharp is using
the trademark on.

- Many compound words and phrases including the word "Wizard" are
registered as trademarks. Option Wizard, RegWizard, English
Wizard, and Document Wizard are only a few of them.

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