Trademarks™, copyrights©, and bears, oh my!
These little symbols are everywhere. Heck, scroll down the page you're reading. See, bottom left? © 2019, Dictionary.com LLC. (Limited Liability Company.)
Companies and individuals use these symbols, and the legal weight behind them, to protect their intellectual property, their identities, their assets ... the whole spectrum of commerce. And, sometimes the most common phrases are actually trademarked or copyrighted by companies. So, let's take a look at some of the words and phrases you're using ... illegally (without even knowing it.)Just kidding, trademarks only prohibit people from using the words and phrases commercially.