Tag Archives: Zero

The Value of ZERO – Expanding the Doctrine of Generic Trademarks

A “generic” term for a general class of products or services cannot be used as a trademark or service mark for the goods or services in those class(es), because the function of a trademark (or service mark) is to identify … Continue reading

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Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy Could Lead to the Imprisonment of Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants by the End of 2018

A rapidly deployed critical data & visualization intervention in the USA’s 2018 “Zero Tolerance Policy” for asylum seekers at the US Ports of Entry and the humanitarian crisis that has followed. Elliott Young, author of the book Alien Nation (2014),… … Continue reading

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Torn Apart – visualize the geography of Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy in 2018

Digital Humanities Now – Torn Apart / Separados by Manan Ahmed, Alex Gil, Moacir P. de Sá Pereira, Roopika Risam, Maira E. Álvarez, Sylvia A. Fernández, Linda Rodriguez, and Merisa Martinez – June 26, 2018 “Torn Apart aggregates and cross-references … Continue reading

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Text of Fed Circ Decision in Royal Crown v Coke in COKE ZERO Case

Royal Crown opposed various applications by Coke to register terms that included the word ZERO, on grounds of genericness (or, in the alternative, that the terms were highly descriptive and Coke had not shown a sufficient degree of secondary menaing … Continue reading

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Registering ZERO: Trademarks mean Nothing to Me

Royal Crown Dr. Pepper, and Seven Up v. Coca Cola (Fed. Cir. 2018) This case stems from Royal Crown’s opposition of Coca-Cola’s attempt to register various trademarks with the term ZERO. These include, among others, SPRITE ZERO, FANTA ZERO, COKE … Continue reading

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