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Date Sun Mar-25-12 12:27 PM
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No. Trademarks only exist in limited context. The word already existed, yes, but they were the first ones to use it as part of a brand in a particular niche. Silhouette already existed as a word -- a word taken from somebody's name, for that matter -- before Harlequin created a romance line. Think they'll let anyone use Silhouette in the description of their romances? Of course not.

This isn't something they've invented. It's the way trademarks work.

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Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book [View all] , David Bridger, Sun Mar-25-12 04:27 AM
  RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, Erin_M_H, Mar 25th 2012, #1
RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, David Bridger, Mar 25th 2012, #2
      RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, Erin_M_H, Mar 25th 2012 #3
           RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, David Bridger, Mar 25th 2012, #4
           RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, Wandering Author, Mar 25th 2012, #5
RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, zette, Mar 25th 2012, #6
RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, Wandering Author, Mar 27th 2012, #10
RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, KatsInCommand, Mar 25th 2012, #7
RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, zette, Mar 27th 2012, #9
      RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, Weird Jim, Mar 28th 2012, #11
      RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, CatrinP, Mar 29th 2012, #13
      RE: Facebook asserts trademark on the word Book, Weird Jim, Mar 28th 2012, #12
Bye bye, Facebook, David Bridger, Mar 27th 2012, #8
RE: Bye bye, Facebook, godpantsminus, Apr 21st 2012, #14

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