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descriptiveness

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  • n. The characteristic of being descriptive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being descriptive.

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Examples

  • Though there are cases (wrongly) finding suggestiveness when the mark alone isn’t enough to identify the goods/services, the court went with the (correct) majority view that descriptiveness is assessed from the perspective of a person who knows the context — the goods/services at issue.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • I say notably because the court here imposed not only the “otherwise than as a mark” requirement on the defense here, but also requirements of (1) descriptiveness and (2) fairness and good faith, even though the statutory language is more naturally read to limit those requirements to non-individual name descriptive uses.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It is a drug memoir of sorts, albeit without the hardcore confessional descriptiveness of the genre.

    Life by Keith Richards

  • In practice, the distinction between descriptiveness and suggestiveness is vague and arbitrary: “Chicken of the Sea” for tuna; LA for low alcohol beer; Pizza Rolls for snacks — depending on where you live, these are either descriptive or suggestive terms.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • His research looks at the Abercrombie spectrum and in particular the role of descriptiveness.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • But I actually got used to the descriptiveness in PSS & would spend time imagining in my mind what he was describing would look like (so of course, it took me forever to finish it).

    Feast Your Eyes...

  • My new friend gave me a lesson in the Irish language's metaphorical descriptiveness and cascading embellishments, which was profoundly insightful.

    Tamsin Smith: Carpe Clay

  • "Finally, the diverse offerings available on the website to which the domain name at issue resolves suggest that respondent is trading on the descriptiveness of the term 'virtual sex,'" the WIPO ruled Tuesday.

    Wired Top Stories

  • I was pointing out the self-referencing that created a paper of general descriptiveness.

    Thirty-Two Ambassadors Praise Hillary's Foreign Policy Experience -- As First Lady

  • The descriptiveness is that really a word? of your account had me there with you, Glenda.

    Distractions, distractions...

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