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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sat, April 28, 2001 at 7:20 AM GMT
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Subject: Big Business abuse of power

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>these are GENERIC ENGLISH WORDS!!!! They cannot be trademarked!

This is what I have been fighting against.

Extract of 9 October 2000 email to DoC & USPTO:

"Here is an analogy, just for a moment imagine, if you will:

You go to your dictionary and look up definition for the word 'apple'. It says the following:

Apple - a maker of computers. This is the sole meaning; any other use will be a criminal offence.

Nothing at all about them being a fruit used in the world famous 'American Apple Pie'. All words have had their description changed. You find dictionaries have been bastardised, for use as a trademark system. Would you not be outraged that all the words in your vocabulary for everyday speech have been perverted this way?"

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Perhaps you have more common sense - do you understand? Can you see - words belonging to everybody have been given to big business? Like I say, the Apple in the world famous 'American Apple Pie' is now a computer, not a fruit.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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