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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 02, 2002 Let's Roll!
QUOTE: ...wasn't until 4 days later that the Todd M Beamer Foundation, established to raise money for the families of the September 11 victims, filed their own application. The Foundation claims, in effect, a prior "common law" trademark of the phrase, because of Beamer's well-known use of it -- much as a written work can be considered "copyright protected" as soon as it's produced...
About.com Jan 01, 1111 What is a Puppy Mill anyway? Greed Hostage Camps
QUOTE: Popular usage of the label "Puppy Mill" has it as a large facility, where dogs are crammed into cages, fed little, uncared for, with little or no human contact, and forced to breed heat cycle after heat cycle, while an uncaring owner reaps profits.
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