Brand New Consultancy Questions

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by labtech, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. labtech macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, first time posting here so be gentle. I have read a previous thread on this topic but it was old as dirt and didn't really answer my questions so I thought I'd open a new one. I'm starting a mac consultancy and would like to be a member of the Apple Consultants Network. My question is about the requirement that you don't use any apple trademarks to market your business at the time of application. I know a lot of you out there are members and still have mac in the title, some examples are http://www.macangel.com/ www.themacsmith.com. Since I also know that no one other than a lawyer can offer me legal advice, I'm merely going to ask for professional advice and your opinion. Did you have Mac in your title (and only in your title) before applying to the ACN? If so did Apple give you a hard time about it? Does anyone want to offer some friendly advice? It would be greatly appreciated. I already have the 10.4 10.5 and desktop certifications. I also used to work at Apple, but not in the past 12 months. Thanks a million everyone. Have a great day.
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    If Apple doesn't want you to use their brands and trademarks before consultation for the purposes of marketing - don't. The agreement not to is probably contractual and grounds for suit. Do not take any chances. You should consult a lawyer and Apple about what you should be doing since use of Apple trademarks without authorization will get you sued. Apple is very protective of their brands.
     
  3. jaked.902 macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same position with a new consultancy. I went to the ACN site, did a search for consultants near me, and tons of names popped up with Mac in them in various forms.

    I'm very curious about this enigmatic organization, I could find few specifics online, so I decided to take the plunge and apply. It'll be a year one write off if it proves not useful.

    Jake
     
  4. labtech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    jaked: thanks

    that's a good answer. I guess I'll probably do the same thing. Let me know how it works out for you. Good luck!
     

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