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Chapter 8. Legal Guidelines

Chapter 8. Legal Guidelines

Technical publications professionals need to follow legal guidelines that cover the proper use and marking of trademarks and the protection of intellectual property. Trademarks, copyrighted works, and trade secrets are among a company’s most valuable assets. Everyone who is involved in the preparation of materials that use trademarks or who creates materials subject to copyright has a responsibility for securing and protecting the copyrights and trademarks.

This chapter explains how to use and designate corporate trademarks. This chapter also explains how to protect your company’s intellectual property and trade secrets. The topics in this chapter include:

  • “Copyrights” on page 152

  • “Trademarks” on page 155

  • “Third-Party Web Site References” on page 162

  • “Protection of Proprietary/Confidential Information” on page 165


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