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.)

By Ron Coleman

I write this blog.