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Mar/03

SOUR Is A Descriptive Term for Grapes


If you happen to invent something like a new grape, and have to name it, choose a term that describes it.  If you would rather pick a catchy name that suggests an attribute, then you ought to do a name search.  Here is the February 20 press release from Cornell announcing its creation of the ‘Abundance’ grape.  Here is the article with the interesting headline “Grape Violates Trademark Law” announcing that Cornell has changed the name to Gr-7 after getting a demand letter from the ABUNDANCE WINE Co.

ABUNDANCE, as used by Cornell, suggested an attribute of the grape.  Descriptive terms for that attribute would have been HIGH-YIELD or HARDY or something of that nature.

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