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Linguistic battles in trademark disputes

Author: Roger W Shuy
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book takes an important step towards showing how quite different fields, law and linguistics, can work together effectively in trademark cases. After presenting the basics of each field, readers  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger W Shuy
ISBN: 0333997581 9780333997581 9780195181661 0195181662
OCLC Number: 909476446
Description: X, 208 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword The Battle over Linguists and Law A Very Brief Introduction to Linguistics for Lawyers Generic vs. Secondary Meaning: Registry Hotel v. Hospitality Mgt. Teaching a Jury About Meaning: Warren v. Prestone Sounding Alike and Meaning Alike: ConAgra v. Hormell Descriptiveness: Nouns and Modifiers: Woodroast v. Restaurants Unlimited The Meaning of a Patronymic Prefix: Quality Inns c. McDonalds Sounding, Looking, and Meaning Different: AMR Pharm v. American Home Products Differences in the Ingredients, Qualities and Characteristics of the Products: Pyewacket v. Mattel Going Beyond Competing, Company and Product Names: AutoNation USA v. CarMax Using Foreign Language Words in Trademarks: Alixandre Furs v. Alexandros Furs Disclaiming Dealership Authorization: Matrix Essentials v. F & M. Distributors Using Linguistics Tools and Thinking in Trademark Disputes Some Suggestions for Linguists Some Suggestions for Attorneys Power, Control, and the Ownership of Language References Cases Discussed
Responsibility: Roger W. Shuy.


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