Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

Edited by Jacques Durand, Ulrike Gut, and Gjert Kristoffersen

Offers the first detailed examination of corpus phonology and serves as a practical guide for researchers interested in compiling or using phonological corpora


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Languages of the Jews: A Sociolinguistic History

By Bernard Spolsky

A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.


New from Brill!

ad

Indo-European Linguistics

New Open Access journal on Indo-European Linguistics is now available!


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Linguistic Battles in Trademark Disputes
Written By: Roger W. Shuy
Description:

Battles over knowledge, authority, and power are often fought when two different fields address the same issues. This book takes an important step towards showing how quite different fields, law and linguistics, can work together effectively in trademark cases. After presenting the basics of each field, readers are shown how linguistics was used in ten trademark lawsuits, five of which had opposing linguists on each side. Finally, helpful suggestions are given to both linguists and lawyers.

CONTENTS:

Foreword - The Battle over Linguists and Law - A Very Brief Introduction to
Linguistics for Lawyers - Generic vs. Secondary Meaning: Registry Hotel v.
Hospitality Mgt. - Teaching a Jury About Meaning: Warren v. Prestone -
Sounding Alike and Meaning Alike: ConAgra v. Hormell - Descriptiveness:
Nouns and Modifiers: Woodroast v. Restaurants Unlimited - The Meaning of a
Patronymic Prefix: uality Inns c. McDonalds - Sounding, Looking, and
Meaning Different: AMR Pharm v. American Home Products - Differences in the
Ingredients, ualities and Characteristics of the Products: Pyewacket v.Mattel - Going Beyond Competing, Company and Product Names: AutoNation USA v. CarMax - Using Foreign Language Words in Trademarks: Alixandre Furs v.
Alexandros Furs - Disclaiming Dealership Authorization: Matrix Essentials v.
F & M. Distributors - Using Linguistics Tools and Thinking in Trademark
Disputes - Some Suggestions for Linguists - Some Suggestions for Attorneys -
Power, Control, and the Ownership of Language - References - Cases

ROGER SHUY is Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics Emeritus, at
Georgetown University. He created the sociolinguistics programme at
Georgetown, heading it for thirty years. After working in the applications of linguistics to literacy, medical communication and classroom language, he turned to the legal arena where he has consulted with attorneys, testified at trial fifty times, consulted with the US Department of Justice and has trained personnel in several federal agencies.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0333997581
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: A345.00