Plant Database forum: Question on trade name in entries

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 3, 2012 11:04 AM CST

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I never liked the look of the trade and cultivar names together even though I know that is the standard of how they are listed in other databases. (it's ugly, IMHO) Glare
Anyway, one thing I was hoping can be added though is also the text box named Trade Name to show just beneath the Cultivar name box. For instance, in this entry, this Physocarpus is named 'Seward' and someone coming into the entry may wonder why the name 'Summer WIne' is listed as well. If a Trade Name box was just below that Cultivar box, it would make it clear right away why that name is listed.
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By the way, on some entries, the TM mark is included with the trade name and others it isn't. Should it be a standard across the board one way or the other or does it really matter? I just like consistency. Green Grin! Also, it the registered mark and trade mark considered the same thing?
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dave
Apr 3, 2012 11:16 AM CST

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Calif_Sue said:I never liked the look of the trade and cultivar names together even though I know that is the standard of how they are listed in other databases. (it's ugly, IMHO) Glare


I have no problems at all changing the formatting. If you have ideas, I'm all ears.

Anyway, one thing I was hoping can be added though is also the text box named Trade Name to show just beneath the Cultivar name box.


Good idea. I've added it. Check it out and see what you think.

By the way, on some entries, the TM mark is included with the trade name and others it isn't. Should it be a standard across the board one way or the other or does it really matter? I just like consistency. Green Grin!


It depends on if the trade name is registered or trademarked...

Also, it the registered mark and trade mark considered the same thing?


™ is for an unregistered trade mark
® for a registered trademark

Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 3, 2012 11:33 AM CST

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Guess I could have Google searched that name thing. *Blush*

Thanks for adding the trade name box, perfect! Right now, I don't have ideas for an alternative name listing, maybe someone else can weigh in here.
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valleylynn
Apr 3, 2012 3:42 PM CST
Another great feature. Now I'll need to go through the Sedum to see if that applies to any of them.
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eclayne
Apr 4, 2012 8:50 PM CST

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Sue/Dave, We're using the Trade Name box for Trade Designations right? Same thing? If so, there are Trade Designations which are not trademarked. Translations are just one example.

Edit: ICNCP http://www.actahort.org/chronica/pdf/sh_10.pdf
Article 32.
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