Re: Copywright phrase
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 22, 2001 at 14:46:33:
In Reply to: Copywright phrase posted by Elizabeth Blust on March 22, 2001 at 14:08:36:
: Can you copywright a word or phrase like "Keith Syndrome?"
Dear Elizabeth Blust,
If the mark is used non descriptively to identify a service or goods, it may be registered as a trademark or service mark.
Words or phrases can't be excised out of the language and owned. You can register a copyright on a jingle but that will protect the expression not the meaning.
M. Arthur Auslander
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