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This is more of a legal question than a webmaster question, but here goes. It really depends on intent, how good MS's lawyers are at proving intent, and the mood of the judge that would preside over the case. It is perfectly legal for me to create a company called Zony that manufactures leather belts. However, it is gray area for me to create the same ...


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... I have my own search engine with meta search crawling capacity. I installed it on a website and called it ving. ... There are two things that are scary in that statement when combined. Ving and Search Engine. As you know, there is already a search engine called Bing. Given what you told us so far about your creation, it sounds like you're better off ...


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"Bing" is a registered trademark of Microsoft. Trademark law gives them exclusive rights to use that name in the search engine field. It also gives them the right to sue anybody that uses names that might be similar enough to cause confusion in the marketplace. Your name of "Ving" sounds confusingly similar to me. A trademark lawyer would be able to ...


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Is it allowed to have a search engine? Yes. Innovation would be difficult otherwise, Bing! never would've existed because of Google, Google never would've existed because of Yahoo, etc. The tricky part is how you rank your result. The pagerank principle is patented, you can not use that technique, you have to come up with your own methods. Is it legal to ...


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You should always use it, but it brings up a paradox: As of now Google shopping (or perhaps other feeds) do not allow things like the TM symbol and/or the restricted symbol. You will encounter "trademark violation error(s)" and the feed may not parse those items. This could change at any time (or maybe it already has). Perhaps you could get away with ...


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It probably is, from a purely legal standpoint actually required. Our company was actually sued about it several years ago. We were selling Brand's products on our website and selling them as Brand Product. The problem arose when we started ranking higher for Brand Product than the actual Brand's website. This caused Brand to get grumpy, and brought us to ...


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I would personally say that you will not require a trademark/copyright symbol I associate ® as a registered product/service but you will not require it as it has no legal relevance. Copyright policy is down to the company which you are selling the product for and as long as you are not claiming it to be your own product you will be fine and doing no harm.


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From what I understand, the ability to use fonts on websites is at the discretion of the font's license. For some licenses you are able to modify fonts whilst also being able to redistribute them, hence why for some fonts on Font Squirrel they offer a Webfont Kit allowing you to download a variety of fonts. To make things a little easier if we take a font ...



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