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The degree of distinctiveness exhibited by a trademark affects its eligibility to enforce it. In the US, distinctiveness is typically classified into four categories enumerated by the Second Circuit in Abercrombie and Fitch Co. v. Hunting World. Other legislators have followed the Abercrombie framework from that case, so it is interesting to add this to our database.

Today we added the four different categories to the trademarks on our website: Fanciful, Arbitrary, Descriptive, and Suggestive. This was done during a first analysis, the classification will be improved in later stages. We also have a long list in the "unknown" category.

Let us know if you can assist with the classification.