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E-mail Invoice "E-nvoice"
By John A. Tuttle

Hi Folks,

After speaking to my attorney and a copyright professional, I found out that unless someone else has evidence proving they starting using the word "E-nvoice" prior to 12/96, I now have the exclusive rights to the word. I don't say this to brag. I was indeed surprised to discover how such things work and I want to pass the information along.

All that is required to copyright a word or a form is simply to use it in a professional manner and add the little copyright sign and your initials which indicates to the world that you are laying claim to said word. Obviously, keeping a record of the first time you used it is imperative should your claim be challenged.

What's it worth? At this point in time, I would estimate it's dollar value to be "0". Now, if some individual or company wanted to use it, well, that could be a horse of a different color and I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

In case you are wondering what an "E-nvoice" is, it is simply an E-Mail Invoice. I'm saving lots of postage, paper and time using the E-Mail system to accept, order and bill the roll orders that come in via the Internet.

Musically,
John A. Tuttle

(Message sent Sat 1 Feb 1997, 14:58:45 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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