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comment Can I maintain copyright of the name/logo of an otherwise copyleft (GPL) application?
In the United States, Common Law trademarks are generally enforced if you can prove that you've used it, which is a good thing since the fees are quite high (you'd thing with the obscene taxes we pay government services would be free). Also, if you put a TM next to your trademark, most people won't bother looking it up; they'll just assume it's protected. Just don't use (R) unless you have a registered trademark, because that would be illegal. You will notice TM is used a lot though, and in most cases when you see TM instead of (R), it's not registered. At least that's how I understand it.
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answered Can I maintain copyright of the name/logo of an otherwise copyleft (GPL) application?