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Old 05-26-2004, 06:36 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Kaiser
Wow, what a bunch of pompous asstard jack *****. Makes me even more glad I've been using Corel for the past 10+ years.
Word! Corel would nevAr lay out standards like this. *cough*
Guidelines for Using Corel Trademarks

The following are general guidelines for the use of Corel trademarks. If you are a party to an agreement with Corel, please consult the terms and conditions of such agreement as it may contain special provisions regarding your use of Corel trademarks.

1. Use the Appropriate ® or ™ Symbol

A trademark that has been registered with a trademark office in the applicable jurisdiction is noted with a ®. A trademark that has not been registered with a trademark office is noted with a ™. Corel requests that when you refer to our trademarks and registered trademarks you refer to them properly. Proper reference includes the use of the appropriate ® and ™ symbol at the first and most prominent reference, or as soon as practicable thereafter. For a complete listing of Corel trademarks and registered trademarks please consult the Corel trademark list.

Once marked, it is not necessary to mark subsequent appearances of the trademark in the work; however, all headings, titles and subtitles in the work that reference Corel trademarks should contain the proper attribution. It is not necessary to include ® or ™ symbols in table of contents or indexes.

If the character set of your project lacks special symbols and superscript characters, use the following substitute trademark notices. Note the capitalization and spacing.

(R) instead of ®
(tm) instead of ™

2. Provide Appropriate Trademark Attribution

Include an attribution statement when using any Corel trademarks. The statement should read:

"[All of Corel's trademarks used, beginning with "Corel" followed by any other marks in alphabetical order] are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in Canada, the United States and/or other countries."

If it is not feasible to include the attribution statement (and if it is not required by any agreement you may have with Corel), it is acceptable to use a general-purpose attribution statement in a form such the following:

"All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners."

3. Use Corel Trademarks as Proper Adjectives

Trademarks are adjectives used to describe a specific person, place or thing. As a result, Corel trademarks must be used as an adjective with a generic noun at the first and most prominent use of the trademark in any document or section of a document (e.g. at the first use in each chapter of document), and as often as possible thereafter.

Example: When installing the Corel® WordPerfect® program...

4. Trade Name vs. Trademark

The term "Corel" when used to refer to Corel software or a Corel product is a trademark and its use is governed by the general guidelines set out in this section. However, when "Corel" is used in text only to refer to Corel Corporation or its subsidiaries, it is being used as the company's trade name, not as a trademark and is not subject to general trademark usage rules. For example, it is permissible to use "Corel" in the possessive if it is clearly being used as a trade name rather than as a trademark, as in "Corel's software products." When "Corel" is used as a trade name, no trademark symbol or attribution is necessary (i.e. do not use the ® symbol).

5. Never Use a Trademark in the Possessive

Incorrect: CorelDRAW®'s outstanding productivity...

Correct: The outstanding productivity of CorelDRAW®...

6. Never Use a Trademark in the Plural

Incorrect: Choose any of the CorelDRAWs...

Correct: Choose any version of CorelDRAW®...

7. Never Include a Trademark in a Hyphenated Phrase

Incorrect: Corel® WordPerfect®-compatible macros...

Correct: Macros compatible with Corel® WordPerfect®...

8. Never Use a Trademark as a Verb

Incorrect: Your systems administrator can jBridge your application...

Correct: Use jBridge® to remote software applications...

9. Do Not Shorten, Abbreviate or Create Acronyms from Corel Trademarks

Incorrect: DRAW

Correct: CorelDRAW®

10. Capitalize Trademarks as They Appear in the Corel Trademark List

Incorrect: Corel Ventura®

Correct: Corel VENTURA®

11. Never Combine a Corel Trademark With Your (or Another Third Party's) Trademark/Product Name

Corel trademarks are used to distinguish products manufactured and sold under license by Corel from those of others. Combining Corel trademarks with trademarks or product names of others would confuse consumers as to which company is the source of the product.
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