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  1. Until numerous couples posts their credit scores and exact application data, I will consider this gender bias issue as total BS. But leave it to NY govt to never lose an opportunity to show how woke they are.

  2. These trademark and copyright issues are very political. Take champagne. Most people world-wide call bubbly white wine champagne, no matter where it is made, making it a rather generic term, but it has been successfully trademarked and copyrighted in most of the globe. If the test is whether a word is generic, then revoke the rights to the word champagne (without the capital C).

  3. Don in ATL:
    Place name protected goods, like Champagne and Roquefort (cheese) and countless other examples are not really a trademark issue. It’s a different type of protection related to the place it was made. The protections don’t acrue necessarily to a particular maker, but to all makers in a region.

    It’s a horrible practice, but one that seems destined to continue for a while.

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