I commonly follow your first approach in my reports and general
technical and legal writing. For BGT purposes I believe that the
second is OK too though there are trademark owners who'd say that it
might not be strictly within US trademark law.
When I first joined BGT I discussed this subject off-list with
someone (Rick Allnut I think), as I occasionally advise my clients
on trademark law. I invite him (or you) to contact me again if
further discussion is appropriate.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com
, "Roger Caffin"
> > Edit: we are asked not to use the Copyright or Trademark symbols
> > our reviews and reports, just to capitalize them.
> My understanding (or memory) of the law on the subject from
> many years ago is:
> * Using the trademark or copyright symbol on the word concerned
> time it is used is sufficient
> * Having the first letter of the word capitalised (every time) is
> So if the writer makes sure the first use has the symbol and that
> other use has a capital, we should be well covered, and the doc
> look cluttered.