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Define That Term #303

Dictionary_2 The most recent term was secondary meaning, which is defined as:

In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a "secondary meaning": great public recognition through long use and exposure in the marketplace. For example, though first names are not generally considered inherently distinctive, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has become so well known that it is now entitled to maximum trademark protection.


No one guessed this time around.

Today's term, as suggested by Harvey Randell of the New York Public Personnel Law blog, is:

the doctrine of legislative equivalency.

As always, no dictionaries, please.


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