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The other answers don't address an important aspect of this question, whether the use of the trademark in meta tags is allowed. Trademarks are allowed to be used without permission of the trademark holder in certain circumstances, mainly to identify the particular product. It is not a trademark violation to state that your hardware has drivers for Windows 10,...


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As Trish says, band names are often protected as trademarks. If the name is so protected in the country where the merchandise would be sold, using the name, or any variation of it, would be trademark infringement unless permission is obtained. In some countries, trademarks must be registered to be protected. In others, including the US, trademarks in use ...


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Band names usually are trademarks. For Example AC/DC is trademarked in the US for Auto parts (REG: 5849299) Music, Picks and Bags (REG: 86551440) and pretty much any other thing used as merchandize (REG:75982466). Oh, and they are a famous mark with their AC-thunderbolt-DC. Not every band does go out and pay trademarking fees and register their trademark, ...


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The name of a company is often also a trademark. A specific brand name is usually a trademark. Using a trademark so as to suggest the approval or endorsement of a product by the trademark owner or the maker of the brand is trademark infringement unless permission has been granted. A footnote,. if sufficiently prominent, might help with this issue. The ...


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Making the game free makes very little if any difference to the position here. There are two kinds of IP issues that could possibly be involved: copyright and trademark. Note: both copyright and trademark are civil, not criminal issues (except in very limited circumstances which do not apply to the situation described in the question). You will not "...


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Trademark symbols Such symbols and notices were never required. Many company lawyers thought that they helped make a stronger case for infringement actions if someone did infringe. And perhaps also that they would deter people from using the trademarks without approval, perhaps even in ways that were legal but that the company did not like. (Companies ...


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No Logos are usually under Trademark - either by just being used, or even by being registered. Such logos are to indicate the source of goods. Changing the logo - even with an overlay "sale" - does muddle the origin of goods. It could be seen as defacing the trademark. Also, most companies offer their logos for advertisement under a free license, ...


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