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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, November 28, 2001 at 7:20 PM GMT
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Subject: Trademarks have to disown generic words...

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Trademarks have to disown generic words... if in same class.

e.g. Apple Computers cannot claim trademark on the 'Computer' part of name.

But they own rights on the word 'Apple' in relation to computers.

A nylon company can use 'Computer' as trademark for a range of its nylons.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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