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I was reading the rxv-1400 pdf you can download from Yamaha's website, and noticed they write "Silent" is a Trademark of the Yamaha Corporation.


How can this be? Can I get dibs on "bread", "butter', "car" and "house"???


I could see the term "Silent Cinema", but a normal word is silly...


Any opinions?


-Tom


PS: hope they aren't going to sue me for using the "s" word...
 

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maybe they trademarked the two words together like Yamaha Silent


You cannot trademark a number but you can trademark certain words like


strivectin pentium athlon yamaha sony honda as it releats to your business.....
 

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Originally posted by DCIFRTHS
Windows :D
Close them....



I mean...LOL! :D
 

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Originally posted by tomes
crazy world we are living in... :)
I think the way it works is that another audio company, or in the case of Windows, another software company, can't use the name for a product. For example, if I wanted to start a magazine that showcased windows (the kind that go into buildings) I could call it Windows. MS wouldn't be able sue me bacause I am not in the computer industry.


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That's the jist of it. But anytime you trademark a common word that is in the dictionary you take the risk of not being able to a judge or jury that will enforce it. That's why most companies prefer to make up words to trademark.
 
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