OT: deliberate mis-spelling
binarydinosaurs at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 09:11:38 CDT 2009
On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Bob Bradlee <caveguy at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Deliberate mis-spellings are very common to distinguish registered
> 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
COMPAQ originally stood for 'COMPAtability with Quality' because of their
IBM-copyright busting compatible BIOS. That's the official line anyhoo :)
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