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Trademark usage guidelines

ACID, ACIDized, ACIDplanet.com, ACIDplanet, the ACIDplanet logo, ACID XMC, Artist Integrated, the Artist Integrated logo, Beatmapper, Cinescore, CD Architect, DVD Architect, Jam Trax, Perfect Clarity Audio, Photo Go, Sound Forge, Super Duper Music Looper, Transparent Technology, Vegas, Vision Series, and Visual Creation Studio are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Creative Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and other countries.


Sony Creative Software Trademark List
DOMESTIC UNITED STATES

For all publications and materials to be distributed, exhibited, transmitted or otherwise displayed within the United States, the following Trademark designations apply:


TrademarkStatusDescriptor
ACID®software
ACIDized®loop(s)
ACIDplanetonline service
ACIDplanet.com®
ACIDplanet logo
ACID XMCsoftware
Acoustic Mirrorenvironment simulator
Artist Integratedloop library
Artist Integrated logo
Audio Anywhere®software
Beatmapper®wizard
CD Architectsoftware
Cinescoresoftware
DVD Architectsoftware
Jam Traxsoftware
Perfect Clarity Audio®file format
Photo Gosoftware
Sound Forge®software
Super Duper Music Looper®software
Vegas Video®software
Vegas®software
VideoFactorysoftware
Visual Creation Studiosoftware

OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES


For all publications and materials to be distributed, exhibited, transmitted or otherwise displayed outside the United States, the following Trademark designations apply:


ACID® music editing software (In the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia only. In all other territories, please designate as follows: ACID™ software.)


ACIDplanet® online service (In Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands only. In all other territories, please designate as follows: ACIDPLANET™ online service.)


Super Duper Music Looper® music editing software (In Germany only. In all other territories, please designate as follows: SUPER DOOPER MUSIC LOOPER™ software.)


TrademarkStatusDescriptor
ACIDizedloop(s)
ACID XMCsoftware
Acoustic Mirrorenvironment simulator
Beatmapperwizard
CD Architectsoftware
Cinescoresoftware
DVD Architectsoftware
Jam Traxsoftware
Perfect Clarity Audiofile format
Sound Forgesoftware
Vegas Videosoftware
Visual Creation Studiosoftware

Guidelines for Using Sony Creative Software, Inc. Trademarks


The following are general guidelines for the use of Sony Creative Software, Inc. ("Sony Creative Software") trademarks. You may not use Sony Creative Software Trademarks under any circumstance without the prior written approval of Sony Creative Software. If you are a party to an agreement with Sony Creative Software, please consult the terms and conditions of such agreement as it may contain special provisions regarding your use of Sony Creative Software trademarks.


For a complete listing of Sony Creative Software trademarks and registered trademarks, please consult the Sony Creative Software Trademark List, attached.


1. Use the Appropriate™ or ® Symbol

A trademark that has been registered with a trademark office in the applicable jurisdiction is noted with a ®. A trademark that has not been registered with a trademark office is noted with a ™. Sony Creative Software requests that when you refer to our trademarks and registered trademarks you refer to them properly. Proper reference includes the use of the appropriate ™ and ® symbol at the first and most prominent reference in body copy or as soon as practicable thereafter for each section of a document in which such marks appear. Therefore, if you are printing a brochure that makes reference to a Sony Creative Software, you need only make reference to the trademark designation(s) once. However, if you are preparing a multi-chapter book, please add the appropriate designations to the Sony Creative Software Trademarks in each chapter in which the Sony Creative Software Trademarks may appear.


It is not necessary to include ™ or ® symbols in tables of contents and indices.


If the character set of your project lacks special symbols and superscript characters, use the following substitute trademark notices. Note the capitalization and spacing.


(R) instead of ®, as in "Sound Forge(R) software application"
(TM) instead of ™, as in "Cinescore(TM) software"
2. Provide Appropriate Trademark Attribution
Include an attribution statement when using Sony Creative Software trademarks. The statement should read:
"[List of Sony Creative Software registered trademarks used, in alphabetical order] are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Creative Software, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and other countries."

If it is not feasible to include the attribution statement (and if it is not required by any agreement you may have with Sony Creative Software), it is acceptable to use a general-purpose attribution statement in a form such as the following:


"All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and other countries."
3. Use Sony Creative Software Trademarks as Proper Adjectives
Trademarks should only be used as adjectives to describe a specific person, place, or thing. As a result, Sony Creative Software trademarks must be used as an adjective with a generic noun. It is recommended that the Sony Creative Software Trademarks modify the following nouns: software, application, program, suite, and/or tool(s). Additional nouns are also recommended for certain Sony Creative Software Trademarks on a case by case basis in the Sony Creative Software Trademark List.
Example: When installing the Sound Forge® audio enhancement software programs…
4. Never Use a Trademark in the Possessive
Incorrect: ACID®'s outstanding advantage…
Correct: The outstanding advantage of ACID® software
5. Never Use a Trademark in the Plural
Incorrect: Choose any of the ACID®s
Correct: Choose any version of ACID® software
6. Never Include a Trademark in a Hyphenated Phrase
Incorrect: Vegas®-compatible plug-ins…
Correct: Plug-ins compatible with Vegas® software
7. Never Use a Trademark as a Verb
Incorrect: Your systems administrator can Sound Forge® your application…
Correct: Use Sound Forge® software to modify media applications…
8. Do Not Shorten, Abbreviate, or Create Acronyms from Sony Creative Software Trademarks
Incorrect: FORGE
Correct: Sound Forge® software
9. Capitalize Trademarks as They Appear in the Sony Creative Software Trademark List
Incorrect: VEGAS®
Correct: Vegas®
10. Always place the trademark designation after the product title and before the version number and/or the modified noun
Incorrect: Sound Forge 8® professional audio editing software
Correct: Sound Forge® 8 professional audio editing software
11. Never Combine a Sony Creative Software Trademark with Your (or Another Third Party's) Trademark/ Product Name, Except Where We Have Agreed In Writing
Sony Creative Software trademarks are used to distinguish products manufactured and sold under license by Sony Creative Software from those of others. Combining Sony Creative Software trademarks with trademarks or product names of others would confuse consumers as to which company is the source of the product.
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