Legal Terms – A Quick Guide

To inaccuracy, that is. Two howlers:

Intellectual Property: A product or idea that has tangible commercial value.

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Trademark: A name, label or symbol identifying a product or web site. Trademarks are filed with the Patent and Trademark Office and restricted to a class of products or services. “Amazon” is a trademarked term for Internet services, but not for general references such as ecological discussions.

Just one more reason not to believe everything you read on the Internet. (There are others.)