Registered marks and copyright

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This progress towards unity is accomplished through interchange of ideas, and certainly education concerning the purposes and functions of the various organizations plays no small part. This is also true in the important area of the registered marks, namely, "URANTIA" and the Concentric-Circles Symbol, where a growing and full appreciation of their function has helped forestall the misuse of the marks in at least three commercial ventures recently brought to the Trustees' attention by readers in the field. We thank all who continue to help us in this regard and are especially appreciative of the initiative taken by a small group in the Chicago area that have formed themselves into a loose organization to help in the safeguarding of the proper use of the insignias of the "URANTIA" Movement.

The unique identifying quality of the registered marks and their association with this latest epochal revelation of truth are preserved only by constant maintenance and watchcare. As a part of its program of protection, URANTIA Foundation recently became a regular member of the United States Trademark Association. This association provides a variety of services which includes the dissemination of general legal information concerning the registered mark status of a word and its proper form for dictionary and press usage.

Significant progress has also been made in protecting and understanding the purposes of the copyright as well as the rudiments for its protection. As additional education and help in this regard, the Trustees, in co-operation with counsel, are in the process of preparing a more formal statement of policy as to the mechanics of use of material from "The URANTIA Book" which we hope will greatly lessen any confusion on what is proper use.

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