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The trade mark policy on Entri


Entri includes terms when they are regularly used in a certain context by a group of language users. Some of these terms are partly or fully the name of a (registered) trade mark. The trade marks have then become so established within a certain group of language users that they are no longer really recognised as trade marks. They have undergone a shift in meaning and even function and now belong to the general vocabulary of that language or jargon.

In Entri, terms that are known or have been proven to be a trade mark are given the indication TRADE MARK in superscript once in each article, but - for technical reasons - not in the main entry. The indications ® and ™ or ℠ are not used because they are not recognised everywhere.

Due to the aforementioned shift in meaning and function, it is not possible to demand the deletion of a trade mark.


See also article 10 of the 'Council Regulation (EC) no. 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark'[1]:

Reproduction of Community trade marks in dictionaries

If the reproduction of a Community trade mark in a dictionary, encyclopaedia or similar reference work gives the impression that it constitutes the generic name of the goods or services for which the trade mark is registered, the publisher of the work shall, at the request of the proprietor of the Community trade mark, ensure that the reproduction of the trade mark at the latest in the next edition of the publication is accompanied by an indication that it is a registered trade mark.

  1. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:078:0001:0042:en:PDF
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