Hi Doug, First of all, under current international agreements a copyright notice isn't necessary to protect the work. Second, Tom's trademark isn't a copyright notice. For that you need to spell out "copyright" or use the international symbol "©".
I still put a copyright notice on the stuff I post (unless I forget), but I do it so that people don't inadvertently screw up and use copyrighted material without realizing it's copyrighted.
The problems with Tom's trademark are its brightness and location.