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Notice and Disclaimers

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W3CTrademarks and Generic Terms

Trademarks owned by W3C host institutions on behalf of W3C and generic terms used by the W3C

5. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), or Keio University (Keio). All use of the W3C Trademarks is governed by the W3C Trademark and Servicemark License. No additional rights are granted by implication, estoppel, or otherwise. Terms which claimed as generic are not governed by any W3C license and are used as common descriptors by the W3C.

The following is a list of W3C terms claimed as a trademark or generic term by MIT, INRIA, and/or Keio on behalf of the W3C:

W3C, World Wide Web Consortium  (registered in numerous countries)
Amaya™, a Web Browser
CSS™, Cascading Style Sheets Specification
DOM™, Document Object Model
HTML (generic), HyperText Markup Language
HTTP (generic), Hypertext Transfer Protocol
MathML™, Mathematical Markup Language
Metadata (generic)
P3P™, Platform for Privacy Preferences Project
PICS™, Platform for Internet Content Selection
RDF (generic), Resource Description Framework
SMIL™, Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
SVG™, Scalable Vector Graphics
WAI™, Web Accessibility Initiative
XENC (generic), XML Encryption
XHTML™, The Extensible HyperText Markup Language
XML (generic), Extensible Markup Language
XSL™,  Extensible Stylesheet Language

ACSS™, Aural Cascading Style Sheets
DSig™, Digital Signature Initiative
JEPI™, Joint Electronic Payment Initiative
Jigsaw™
PICSRules™
WebFonts™

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Any questions concerning the use, status, or standing of W3C trademarks should be directed to: site-policy@w3.org or to W3C (c/o Joseph Reagle), Laboratory for Computer Science NE43-358, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Non-W3C Trademarks; Member Trademarks

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"METADATA" is a trademark of the Metadata Company. W3C uses the term "metadata" in a descriptive sense, meaning "data about data". W3C is not in any way affiliated with the Metadata Company.

Legal Disclaimers

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