I am contemplating writing a technical book (and probably self-publishing it) on a proprietary programming interface for a well-known software package produced by a very large company. The company name and many of its packages are of course trademarked.
- Is it legal for to use their package names in my book?
- Is it legal to write about their software (in a good light, of course)?
- If so, how do I go about addressing the trademarks - in a foreword that states something along the lines of "foo is a trademark of bar"?
I have some connections at the company, who I am possibly thinking about getting in touch with, as well.