Re: Trademark usage (was UNIX v. Unix)

Subject: Re: Trademark usage (was UNIX v. Unix)
From: Shawn Wilson <shawn -dot- wilson -at- IDSNET -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 09:16:57 -0700

Not ALL the lawyers would be happy. I checked the Open Group's (they own
UNIX) website that was recommended earlier on this list. They specifically
say:

Blanket or generic attributions are not acceptable, such as: "All
trademarks are the property of their respective owners''.
And I still don't know how to refer to UNIX in our manuals. I can't tell if
there's been a consensus on this list.

Shawn Wilson
Technical Writer
310-478-4015 x289


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[snip]

Anyway, the corporate lawyers undertook an extensive study, and met with
lawyers representing the major software companies, and this is what they
came
up with: A single line in the front matter, on the back title page, reading
(roughly), "All trademarks used in this book belong to the people who own
them."

No kidding. All the lawyers were happy.

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