I see that Richard Minsky (SL: ArtWorld Market) is intending to sue a few companies and people over the use of his trademarked work, “SLArt” ™.
It’s always a little distressing to see that Minsky has a few “John Does” in his sights because one never knows if they qualify as a “John Doe”. To be clear, I have made sure since learning of Minsky’s trademark approval to not use the term “SLArt” ™ except to identify the intellectual property of Richard Minsky. I refer to “Second Arts” (the blog name, the name of an inworld art facility and a generic term that speaks to the arts in Second Life ™ ), SL ™ art and SL ™ artisans. But not SLArt ™.
Long story short: I’m dumb but not stupid. It’s Minsky’s trademark just as Second Life ™ is Linden Lab’s. And I don’t have a dog in Minsky’s fight…and I should not be a “John Doe.” I wish Minsky well in his legal pursuits.
Lastly, I acknowledge that Minsky and Linden Lab’s respective trademarks are REGISTERED trademarks. I can’t make that “r” with a circle around it on this blog but can make the raised “tm”. I presume that indicator is better than nothing as it indicates recognition of their intellectual property.
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