Hyphens, En Dashes, Em Dashes

Q. I’ve come across a book that uses the slash (/) between coequal nouns, as in “the Jones/Smith team,” or “the Brown/Green work association.” Is the slash acceptable or should a hyphen be used?

A. When names are put together in this way, a slash works better than a hyphen because “Jones-Smith” might be mistaken for a single hyphenated name.