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Financial terms starting with "C"

1. CBI

2. Complementary Suppression

3. Covered Wagon

4. cowl

5. CPFF

6. Case

7. currency trading platform

8. currency diversification

9. capital movements

10. Corporate Propaganda

11. Constraints

12. Continuing Students

13. Comptroller's Form 133

14. commissions of selling agents coverage

15. Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)

16. Coherence

17. Contestable Period

18. confirmed irrevocable letter of credit

19. conduit strap

20. code of procedure

21. CAESAR

22. conditional commitment

23. curbs out

24. center-to-center

25. computer model

26. Centre Of Economic Interest

27. chain guard

28. Calling Party Pays (CPP)

29. Collateral Document

30. continuous inventory

31. composition shingle

32. craftsman

33. Cohousing

34. cash plus fund

35. commercial property floater

36. Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI)

37. Cross-share holdings

38. Corporate Veil

39. CRC

40. collision

41. Contiguous

42. chain link smooth edge

43. Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist

44. Chapter 22

45. clearance time

46. Creaming

47. cross break

48. Centralized cash flow management

49. Closing Market Rate

50. chlorinated polyvinyl chloride

51. cabinet crowd

52. ceiling panel suspension grid

53. conglomerate merger

54. cash accumulation equation

55. Conscious Parallelism

56. Counting Scale

57. Cooperative Marketing

58. Cop A Plea

59. credit instrument

60. collateralized debt obligation cubed (CDO-cubed)

61. custodial

62. Currenex

63. Conduit IRA

64. Cash Investment

65. cost of carry

66. Commodity Trading Advisor

67. Commutative Contract

68. Child Custody

69. capital loss carryover

70. Class - ISO

71. Cancellation Of Removal

72. Car insurance

73. Current Transfers Lotteries And Gambling

74. committee deed

75. crypt

76. current issue

77. current capital

78. color

79. contract of sale

80. Calendar Year Accounting Incurred Losses

81. contractual savings

82. Current International Co-operation

83. co-investment program

84. Clear Height

85. Case Picking

86. Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI)

87. concealed nailing

88. consignment note

89. cathode ray tube

90. Coefficient of Variation

91. cost estimate

92. cable tap box

93. cross bedded

94. Constant-dollar plan

95. Cost Recovery Period

96. Coverdell Education Savings Account

97. carry-over charge

98. Comfort Care

99. Case Of First Impression

100. Cffe

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Mere Descriptiveness

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statutory basis (trademark act Section 2(e)(1), 15 U.S.C. Section 1052(e)(1), TMEP 1209 et seq. for refusing registration of trademarks and service marks because the proposed mark merely describes an ingredient, quality, characteristic, function, feature, purpose or use of the specified goods or services. With regard to trademark significance, matter may be categorized along a continuum, ranging from marks that are highly distinctive to matter that is a generic name for the goods or services. The degree of descriptiveness can be determined only by considering it in relation to the specific goods or services. At one extreme are marks that are completely arbitrary or fanciful. Next on the continuum are suggestive marks, followed by merely descriptive matter. Finally, generic terms for the goods or services are at the opposite end of the continuum from arbitrary or fanciful marks. The major reasons for not protecting descriptive marks are: (1) to prevent the owner of a mark from inhibiting competition in the sale of particular goods or services; and (2) to maintain freedom of the public to use the language involved, thus avoiding the possibility of harassing infringement suits by the registrant against others who use the mark when advertising or describing their own products. (See also descriptive mark)

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