OT: deliberate mis-spelling
caveguy at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 30 09:02:21 CDT 2009
Deliberate mis-spellings are very common to distinguish registered trademarks.
Compaq(r) is a solid trademark where Compact Computer would not pass muster with the USTPO as being
The common pain pill Aleve got its name when it's origional relief based name was rejected as being
Aleve was not a real word in use and was easily registered even though phoneticly very close.
Deliberate mis-spellings are often used to try to get around trademark restrictions, only to fail the likeliness
of confusion test and end up dealing with angry lawyers.
The other Bob
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