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Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:53 pm Post subject: Trademark, Servicemark, Copyright
hello, i have recently decided to start a business and diligently reading up on the initial checks and balances. this question is related to trademarks, servicemarks, and copyrights.
does anyone know if you can use these symbols next to your brand before you get it registered? i am also looking to apply for a registered trademark but i would like to know if i can use these in the meantime.
"Am I breaking the law by using "TM" on my trade mark?
No, as this does not indicate that your trade mark is actually registered, only that it is being used in a trade mark sense. You would only be breaking the law (Section 95 of the Trade Marks Act 1994) if you used the registered symbol ® or the abbreviation "RTM".
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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:53 pm Post subject:
For your web content, you can use the copyright symbol for everything that you personally created. Its best that you post it, because as your site grows in popularity others WILL steal your content. It has happened five times (that I know of) to us already. You can also register your content through the us gov website. I think there is a small fee to do so, but it then gives you a lot more leverage on having your content removed from others if you need to. _________________ http://www.lvrealty.net
Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:14 pm Post subject: Trademarking
I was reading the thread here on Copyrighting and trademarking. I also need to get a logo registered, but in the meantime I have it trade marked with the ™. Where do I go about getting it registered in addition to a tagline that goes with it (I believe that would be a service mark)?
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