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Trademark Guidelines

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Trademarks are adjectives that describe a specific person, place or thing. Because a trademark is an adjective, it is used with the noun that it modifies.

Never use trademarks in the possessive or plural form.

Incorrect: For Dummies' easy-to-understand style
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