Re: Source licensing

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 11:27:58 CDT

At 8:40 AM -0700 5/10/04, Karl Auerbach wrote:
> > ... However, statutory damages can be obtained through trademark
>> registration, which requires intervention of legal assistance.
>
>I think you are mixing copyright and trademark.

You are correct.

>Statutory damages are
>available for violation of registered copyrights, but I'm not sure that
>they are available for unregistered (or even registered) marks except for
>conterfeits.
>
>It is possible to do both copyright and trademark registrations without
>legal assistance. Nolo Press has good books on this stuff.

It's easy to mess up trademark registrations, because you need to
specify categories.

>Also, there's information via http://www.patents.com/ and
>http://www.inta.org/info/

The Nolo Press book is worthwhile. However, the cost of pursuing
trademark registrations, even for the legal work, is relatively small.

Best regards,
Arthur

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