On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 09:17 -0600, Matt Nuzum wrote:
> On 1/19/06, Herbert Poetzl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > maybe we should try to register it or something
> > like that? anybody who knows about the legal
> > details here (and maybe about the costs?)
> > I'm confident,
> > Herbert
> In the USA (and most western countries, I believe), a creator
> automatically has copyright for original works. It's enough to simply
> say that the mark is copyrighted and all rights are reserved (in most
Don't say "mark" if you mean "work". And it *is* copyrighted (at least
in the free world) automatically - no need for notices etc.
> cases). If you want to register it as a trademark or service mark then
> there are costs involved.
Exactly. Since the USPTO and "Madrid" (the city where the EU trademark
office is) was mentioned, I would assume that the point is to have a
registered trademark (i.e. in the law sense).
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