[xsl] Service Marks

Subject: [xsl] Service Marks
From: "Paul Rosenberg" <prosenberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 14:10:27 -0400
>Thank you very much David,
>  TM and REG works fine. But SM is not.
>  Could you please tell where I can find reference
>material for these trade marks etc.,

In the United States, service marks can be registered at the Patent and
Trademark Office just like trademarks, and use the same symbol -- the
superscript R in a circle.  Unregistered service marks use the superscript
SM symbol.  I don't know if this is the case in other countries, but suspect
it is.

>From a US PTO website (
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/basic_facts.html )
Use of the "TM," "SM" and "®" Symbols
Anyone who claims rights in a mark may use the TM (trademark) or SM (service
mark) designation with the mark to alert the public to the claim. It is not
necessary to have a registration, or even a pending application, to use
these designations. The claim may or may not be valid. The registration
symbol, ®, may only be used when the mark is registered in the PTO. It is
improper to use this symbol at any point before the registration issues.

Hope this helps.

Paul Rosenberg
Mulberry Technologies
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Rockville, MD 20850

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