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I think the issue with S.M.A.R.T really is whether J&J do own a TM in Bolivia?!|
claim they have a TM here: http://www.jnj.com/news_finance/46.htm with their use
of 'TM' after S.M.A.R.T. However one would think that being a US company that they
would get a US TM. A check in the USPTO shows no such mark belonging to them, although
it may be a New Jersey only mark that they are refering to.
It's important to note
that it's illegal to use the TM sign after a mark that isn't actually trademarked,
so surely the J&J team with all their legal advisors would know this.
they put Bolivia as the TM country in the domain record because they knew that no
Bolivian TM repository exists online.
My 2cents, anyway.
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