The Commisioner of patent and trademarks has granted our application to use the name Mule Dog and the image of the Mule Dog. This means that we now have exclusive rights to the name and to the Mule Dogs likeness. From now on, instead of the tm lettering that is by the Mule Dog pictured on the left, we are authorized to place a R with a circle around it. This protects the Mule Dog 's image and name under section 8 of the Trademark Act of 1946. This prohibits the likeness or name of the Mule Dog to be reproduced or used by anyone else without our permission. This will keep him in these pages and on our musical products exclusively. We are very proud of this achievement and hope to take the Mule Dog to new heights in the years ahead.