Trademark/Copyright: Trademarks II

March 24, 2005: Issue 84

For non-Meredith products, generic terms are best. If you use a trademarked name, simply capitalize it—no quotation marks, no italics, no ™ or ®. For clarity, you might need a generic noun.
incorrect: Liquid Nails®
acceptable: Liquid Nails
better: Liquid Nails building materials adhesive
preferred: building materials adhesive

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