Gary Mellott, Internet Guru (PIC Internet)

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Rainmaker
4,310,891
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The rules regarding the use of the mark have not changed.  It is just hard for NAR to police the use.  If you have questions or suspect the mark is being used you can contact: trademark@realtors.com

Jun 23, 2015 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
6,978,623
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is easy to find many violations.

Basically, who cares? 

NAR membership retains little significance other than the requirement for members to pay dues.

Jun 23, 2015 09:47 AM
Ambassador
3,072,002
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I just don't get bothered by it.  But I don't think the rules are different, it has to the follow the name of a member.

Jun 23, 2015 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

You are right!  There are a lot of Agents using it against regulations. They are in violation!

Jun 23, 2015 01:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,442,569
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Not than I am aware of, yet Agents blatently do what they want.

Jun 23, 2015 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
421,293
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No, NAR still holds the rights

Jun 23, 2015 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,368,661
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Not according to the NAR (who holds the trademark)

http://www.realtor.org/letterLw.nsf/pages/TrademarkLogoRules

The new(ish) .REALTOR domain names do have different rules: http://www.about.realtor/learn/guidelines-usage

Jun 23, 2015 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,009,455
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I can't imagine that it has. Probably the NAR is just busy trying to figure out how to make more money off us rather than paying attention to protecting us.

Jun 23, 2015 09:28 AM