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This™ Word™ Is™ Mine™

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  1. randyman

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    I'm just wondering, why do companies have obsessive needs to put TM or © on their copy?

    They're like saying, "we own this word, we will sue your ass if you use it without our permission"

    Imagine if microsoft put ™ on every Windows word or number 10 on this page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/features

    That page will look a million times uglier.

    It's kinda annoying to read a copy or article on the web and see ™ multiple times.

    What is the purpose anyway? If I write a random article online and use their trademark word without asking, will I get sued?
     
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    Here, before the OP lashes out at us.
    http://www.writersdigest.com/editor...e-you-using-trademarked-words-in-your-writing
    Here's another article that goes over why companies trademark certain words.
    http://gizmodo.com/5697709/please-dont-panic-just-because-facebook-trademarked-the-word-face

    Using Facebook as an example, they have more specific rules on what you need to do when you mention Facebook on your website.
    https://www.facebookbrand.com/
    As for what happens, well, let's find out.

    Hello faCeboOks! I'm facebooking right now on fb. www.FACEbook.com.

    Wait [​IMG], is this wrong?

    Psst, nothing will happen to me on the forum. The rules above apply to site owners, media, and print.
     
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    You should see my edited post; I went wide open throttle!
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    This TM are represented as Trade Marks or attract customers with the sign, symbol and design?
     
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