From Kristi’s book entitled, Old Rocks, New Names Synonyms, Trademarks and Marketing Names for Old Friends and New Finds
This will never be a complete list although I have added a few new names I have already researched to the list. New crystals and minerals are found all the time and old rocks are increasingly given “new” names. I believe this is a great guide to get you started and encourages you to always ask questions.
It should be noted that federal registration of a trademark is not mandatory, meaning anyone can stick a TM on anything that no one else has legal rights to. One specific company is a master at this with less than 10% of its Trademarked names actually appearing in any of the Trademark databases.
LEGAL Trademarks do, however, have several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.
For the excerpt list below and in the complete book, several Trademark databases were searched, including those in Canada, the UK, Australia and the US.
At the time of compiling the list, some names may have been trademarked after the fact, while others may have dropped their Trademark application. Please excuse any inconsistencies. When I find updates, I will post them here.
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ISBN-13: 978-1530083923 ISBN-10: 1530083923