Re: Proposed (MC) Marque de Commerce and/or (MD) Marque Depose?

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 21:59:21 CST

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    On 1/23/2009 5:37 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
    > Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
    >> It looks like those supercript TM and circled R are just needed in
    >> USA, but I'm not even sure that they are required to offer a better
    >> protection of the trademark. Note however that in ench law...
    > Fortunately, Unicode doesn't have to get caught up in the legal
    > quicksand surrounding these letterlike symbols. If they are in wide
    > enough use, then they are suitable candidates for encoding. And if
    > it's true that the MC and MD symbols are not in wide enough use, then
    > they aren't.
    There's relatively widespread usage of Wz inside an ellipse in certain
    German publications (like dictionaries), where it's felt necessary to
    point out trademarks.

    Frequent enough that glyphs for that have appeared in fonts for
    reference works for over a decade. I'm still waiting for anyone to make
    a proposal.


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