Out of curiosity, how many of the teams have trademarked their names, their rover or craft names, or anything else they are doing? I find trademarks a fascinating tool. They allow for presence and protection of nomenclature, which once common, has real value. We have trademarked several things, and though we don't make it all that public, it does afford us some protection from, for example, others trying to steal the name to use for a company name, and incorporate it in other states, or some such thing... The key to Tradmarks is timing, and documentation, which isn't hard to come by or track, and it usually provides ample protection from aggressors. Other teams' comments on this topic would be helpful... Thanks! Pete Bitar Founder/Team Leader LunaTrex (TM) .

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