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Just poking around the old Apple website ...didn't find anything new and exciting :(

http://www.apple.com/legal/appletmlist.html

But this link is an interesting look at the many trademarks, etc., that Apple has - quite a brain teaser if you can identify some of the more obscure ones!

Aristotle?
MacX?

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What is the difference between:

® = Registered?
SM = ??
TM = Trade Mark?

Correct me please.

One is better that the other?
One if for hardware, slogans, world wide?
I think i need a lawyer, any lawyers in the house?


Lawyer - Switch
 

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Here's another good one:

The initials PMS must never be used.

Pantone® and PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® are registered trademarks of Pantone, Inc
 

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A trade mark is a trade mark, noted as TM. Normally a firm will go through the process of registering that mark, but it takes a little time.

A registered trade mark is one that has gone through the process to further entrench the legal right to that mark, noted as ®.

Trade marks are national (not international) so it's often the case that the registered mark exists in some countries and the unregistered mark in others. Since you typically make the most money selling a given product in the US, it's often that a firm will register the mark only in the US, or perhaps the UK for european/african firms, etc.
 

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TM is short for TradeMark (filed for a TradeMark)
® is for Registered TradeMark (the Canadian Patent & TradeMark Office is about 2 years behind right now)
SM is short for ServiceMark
 
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