3960Re: [loopantennas] Re: Don't mention "C Crane" or "Twin Coil Ferrite Loop"
- Sep 3, 2007
>Terms such as "C. Crane" or "Twin coil ferrite
>In a message dated 03/09/2007 19:33:23 GMT Daylight Time,
>> There is NO registered federal copyright of either "C. Crane"
>> or "Twin coil ferrite loop"
>IANAL, but I do know that copyrights do NOT have to be registered with
>the federal government to be valid. If one wants to collect damages
>from a violator, then they must be registered, but to simply prevent
>someone from making money from your copyrighted work or disseminating
>it without your permission, the copyright need not be registered.
loop" would be trademarked, not copyrighted. And
even if they are trademarks, you're certainly
able to mention them, as long as you state the
usual disclaimer blurbage that such and such is a
registered trademark of so and so.
You could possibly copyright a specific drawing,
but as you cannot copyright facts, you cannot
claim copyright over all representations of a
circuit. Feist Publications vs Rural Telephone is
likely the relevant supreme court case here.
Black Cat Systems
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