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The National Association of Realtors has amended its trademark policy to formalize its practice of allowing members to use the "Realtor" logo on their gravestone.NAR has granted verbal approval to such requests -- it gets one or two a year -- for longstanding members, said Mike Thiel, NAR associate counsel.The requests typically come from longtime members, for whom being a Realtor "was a very important part of their life, and their family thinks it should be reflected on their tombstone," Thiel said. "You have people who have been in the business for 60 years, and have been in leadership positions, and it was a significant part of their social and professional life."Because NAR had no official policy on the question, Thiel said he has granted verbal permission to requests to use the Realtor logo on headstones, but was reluctant to provide written guidance.Gary Krysler, executive vice president of the Women's Council of Realtors, who broke the story on Twit...