Webster's Family Encyclopedia

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Apr 28 12:21:52 UTC 2009


The name Webster's is *not* trademarked. *Anyone* can put the name
Webster's on a dictionary. It is due to circumstances of the timing
of the dictionary and copyright/trademark law.

See below:


---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:11:29 +0000
>From:    Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Webster's Family Encyclopedia
>I have a 1992 edition of "Webster's Family Encyclopedia".  It's a
>6x9 paperback done in 12 volumes, each 3/4 inch thick.  It was
>originally published in 1981 by Lawrence Urdang Associates Ltd. of
>Aylesbury (which is in UK).  Republished in 1992 by Ottenheimer
>Publishers, Inc.
>A disclaimer reads "This book is not published by the original
>publishers of Webster's Dictionary or by their successors."  So what
>makes this a Websters?  Apparently the spelling.

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