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21st Oct '16 9:11:00 AM igordebraga
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* GreenDay's "Music/AmericanIdiot" has one lyric written in its booklet as "Is calling out to idiot America™".

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* GreenDay's "Music/AmericanIdiot" has one lyric written in its booklet as "Is calling out to [[OneNationUnderCopyright idiot America™".America™]]".
21st Oct '16 9:08:19 AM igordebraga
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* GreenDay's "Music/AmericanIdiot" has one lyric written in its booklet as "Is calling out to idiot America™".
3rd Jul '16 1:20:13 AM I_love_dragons
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A humorous way to make Things™ stand out is to add Random UsefulNotes/{{Trademark}} Symbols® everywhere. May be used as a Social Commentary® on our increasingly homogenised, commercialised World®, but more often than not, done just because of the RuleOfFunny™. They can also be used in SarcasmMode (perhaps in conjunction with ScareQuotes) to passive-aggressively imply that something exists only as a concept™; for example, some people refer to "Global Warming™". Another sarcastic variation is to sprinkle TradeSnark over [[StrawmanFallacy your paraphrase of an opponent's position]] to imply that he's using the term in question as [[ConceptsAreCheap a meaningless buzzword®]].

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A humorous way to make Things™ stand out is to add Random UsefulNotes/{{Trademark}} Symbols® everywhere. May be used as a Social Commentary® on our increasingly homogenised, commercialised World®, but more often than not, done just because of the RuleOfFunny™. They can also be used in SarcasmMode (perhaps in conjunction with ScareQuotes) to passive-aggressively imply that something exists only as a concept™; Concept™; for example, some people refer to "Global Warming™". Another sarcastic variation is to sprinkle TradeSnark over [[StrawmanFallacy your paraphrase of an opponent's position]] to imply that he's using the term in question as [[ConceptsAreCheap a meaningless buzzword®]].
17th Jun '16 2:26:58 AM C2
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* TheIncredibleHulk [[HulkHogan Hogan]] gained ire from Marvel, and, under the threat of a lawsuit, the WWE had to pay residuals to Marvel every time the name was used. Pointedly, when Hogan went to the WCW, he quickly changed his character to "Hollywood Hogan", presumably because TBS wasn't thrilled about paying.

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* TheIncredibleHulk [[HulkHogan Hogan]] gained ire from Marvel, and, under the threat of a lawsuit, the WWE had to pay residuals to Marvel every time the name was used. Pointedly, when Hogan went to the WCW, he quickly changed his character to "Hollywood Hogan", presumably because TBS wasn't thrilled about paying. Hogan later personally bought out Marvel's claim on his ring name.
17th Jun '16 2:25:38 AM C2
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** "All World Wrestling Entertainment programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the [[http://www.wwe.com/help/generalfaq/copyright exclusive property]] of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries."

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** "All World "World Wrestling Entertainment programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the Entertainment, Inc.'s [[http://www.wwe.com/help/generalfaq/copyright exclusive property]] of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. com/main-help/generalfaq/copyright trademarks and service marks]], including not only its subsidiaries.world famous WWE and WWE marks, but also the names of its Superstars (like John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, etc.), are protected by state, federal, and international trademark laws."
2nd Jun '16 8:18:05 AM anza_sb
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* In ''Blog/WhatIf'' [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/108/ #108]], an expensive software called Adobe®©™ Photoshop®©™ CS®™ 5™ is mentioned.
28th May '16 8:55:44 PM nombretomado
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* The [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco Museum]] {{Compilation Rerelease}}s on the PlayStation was originally five volumes, each represented on the cover as a letter from Namco's logo: N, A, M, C, and O. When Namco Museum Encore was later released on the same system, Namco followed the previous pattern by having the boxart be the ® from the Namco logo.

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* The [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco Museum]] {{Compilation Rerelease}}s on the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation was originally five volumes, each represented on the cover as a letter from Namco's logo: N, A, M, C, and O. When Namco Museum Encore was later released on the same system, Namco followed the previous pattern by having the boxart be the ® from the Namco logo.
23rd May '16 9:51:09 AM GGCrono
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->''"Paging through the movie's press kit, I came across this quote attributed to Creator/AmyJoJohnson, who plays Kimberly, the Pink Power Ranger: "''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie'' is a mix between ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''." I wonder if Amy Jo actually said "TM" when she was delivering that wonderfully fresh and spontaneous quote, which is so much more involved than anything she says in the movie."''

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->''"Paging through the movie's press kit, I came across this quote attributed to Creator/AmyJoJohnson, who plays Kimberly, the Pink Power Ranger: "''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie'' Movie''™ is a mix between ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''." I wonder if Amy Jo actually said "TM" when she was delivering that wonderfully fresh and spontaneous quote, which is so much more involved than anything she says in the movie."''
19th Apr '16 10:22:32 AM erforce
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* The old gamer legend that back in the day of their apparently short-lived ''IndianaJones'' role-playing game, TSR (then-owners of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons) actually claimed a trademark on the term "[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]".

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* The old gamer legend that back in the day of their apparently short-lived ''IndianaJones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' role-playing game, TSR (then-owners of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons) actually claimed a trademark on the term "[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]".
9th Apr '16 4:33:55 PM FurryKef
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* "The expression "Literature/BreakfastOfChampions" is a registered trademark of UsefulNotes/GeneralMills, Inc. for use on a breakfast cereal product. The use of the identical expression as the title for Creator/KurtVonnegut's book is not intended to indicate an association with or sponsorship by General Mills, nor is it intended to disparage their fine products." In this case, this note wasn't needed since trademarks are limited in the type of products they can apply to. While the limits can be vaguely defined, no court would consider this an infringement. However, both companies most likely settled an arrangement just in case (as seen commonly in copyright with fair use cases), which probably included adding that notice to the book.

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* "The expression "Literature/BreakfastOfChampions" 'Literature/BreakfastOfChampions' is a registered trademark of UsefulNotes/GeneralMills, Inc. for use on a breakfast cereal product. The use of the identical expression as the title for Creator/KurtVonnegut's book is not intended to indicate an association with or sponsorship by General Mills, nor is it intended to disparage their fine products." In this case, this note wasn't needed since trademarks are limited in the type of products they can apply to. While the limits can be vaguely defined, no court would consider this an infringement. However, both companies most likely settled an arrangement just in case (as seen commonly in copyright with fair use cases), which probably included adding that notice to the book.
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