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    Referencing in novels.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by hawky94, Mar 21, 2011.

    Hey all, I have a question regarding referencing companies, products, news agents, manufacturers and the like. Do you have to put the Copyright symbol after mentioning their name, or just write out the product/company/etc normally?

    Would I have to get special permission from the company/manufacturers of the product to use their name? or product name?

    Thanks. Hawky94
     
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    No. Names can't be copyrighted. The only thing you need to be careful about is possible defamation.
     
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    no, you don't... and no, you wouldn't...

    brand name companies do try to scare new writers into using the tm symbol, knowing they can't force anyone to do it...
     
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    Thank you to both of you.
     

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