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NO. Here's why. In my view the NAR has not done enough to protect the term and it has crossed into the common vernacular and now means "someone who sells real estate." It has no identification of the NAR or code of ethics to the public as a vast majority (if not as a whole).
I would actually move to strike NAR's hold over the word.
In my view, this Anthem Realtor simply used the term as one would for "Your Anthem Barber", simply capitalizing their job title.
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I am not a lawyer. Did it shows as a registered mark ® or TM?
There is not enough information in the question to answer it.
YES... If it is used as a website or email address, it is a violation. Otherwise it depends on how it is used and if the trademark sign is used.
Real-a-tor is a title to follow a proper name.
REALTOR® is a trademarked name so it is used by permission only in URL addressed, and only realtor.com is licensed to my knowledge. I certainly would turn it in for investigation. However, if I say in a written post that I am an Oklahoma City REALTOR®, then that is a corrrect statement, but doing it is a URL is problematic. This is not a yes or no question, but the above is my opinion of how the rules work.
Yep. Anthem Realtors' use of the R mark is improper and Mary Newill would probably ding them if you dropped her a line.
Your guess is as good as mine.
Not sure. I have always been a little unsure about the use of the word.
Is Anthem a member of NAR.
So , Geography & REALTOR , would be a NO ?
This sounds like a legal question best answered by an attorney.
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
If Anthem is the your name or the name of your company no; otherwise yes.
As long as you have Realtor® and the format in which you use the term.
Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers. I would say yes.
Sure it is and I am sure the NAR will want to know about them.
I think yes
Apparently it is a Yes.
Is this a real company or an exercise?