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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Dataflow Incubator Proposal
Date Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:21:13 GMT

Same reason you hear "can't trademark certain parts of speech".  Half informed zealots go
off half cocked. 

For instance, here is apparently authoritative advice that a trademark can only be an adjective:

And here is a real world analysis:

The fact is, I bought a BMW, not a BMW car.  It is still trademark in spite of my linguistic
faux pas. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 28, 2016, at 18:47, Greg Stein <> wrote:
> Hrm. Given that, I'm confused why I keep hearing "oh, natural word, can't
> be trademarked."

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