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"The MathWorks" or simply "MathWorks"?

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FM
FM on 6 Mar 2024
Edited: FM on 6 Mar 2024
There used to be a lot of references to "The MathWorks", but these days, the definite article "The" only appears on 3rd party sites. MathWorks itself seems to refer only to "MathWorks" without the definite article "The". Is this the authoritatively correct way now? Was there a point at which it changed? How formal is this anyway?
P.S. I appreciate the responses, but I'm not sure how to go about marking one (if any) as the answer given the weird discrepancy between the company's instruction to not use "The" versus the fact that it's legal corporate name includes "The".
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DGM
DGM on 6 Mar 2024
To me, "The Mathworks" always came across like "The Batman". It makes me smile just a little.
FM
FM on 6 Mar 2024
I'm never going to be able to erase that from my mind. I'll never read "The MathWorks" in the same way again.

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 6 Mar 2024
The Tax ID and Addresses section of the Policies and Statements page state the corporate name is The MathWorks, Inc.
MathWorks® is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.
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FM
FM on 6 Mar 2024
That is so weird. Their coporate name includes "The", but Adam Danz cites https://www.mathworks.com/brand.html, which says to not use "The".

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 6 Mar 2024
According to this MathWorks Brand Guidelines page, use MathWorks to refer to the company. The legal name of the company is The MathWorks which is used in copyright lines and trademark notices.
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FM
FM on 6 Mar 2024
Edited: FM on 6 Mar 2024
So weird, the discrepancy between the legal name versus the instruction to not include "The".

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