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AT THE REQUEST OF THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (USPTO), JVC HAS CREATED A CENTRAL BANK OF TERMS THAT ARE DESCRIPTIVE OR GENERIC TO THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY, AND WHICH SHOULD NOT BE APPROVED FOR TRADEMARK PROTECTION WITHOUT A DISCLAIMER.  JVC DEVELOPED ITS CENTRAL BANK OF DESCRIPTIVE AND GENERIC TERMS TO HELP EDUCATE TRADEMARK EXAMINERS WHO REVIEW TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS.  THIS LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE
TO THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY. 

 

A TERMS INCLUSION ON THIS LIST DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT CANNOT BE USED IN A TRADEMARK.  IN FACT, THERE ARE MANY TRADEMARKS THAT INCLUDE TERMS ON THIS LIST.  HOWEVER, IT IS NECESSARY TO FILE A DISCLAIMER IN A TRADEMARK APPLICATION WHEN USING A TERM ON THIS LIST.  A DISCLAIMER IS A STATEMENT THAT IS MADE UPON APPLICATION FOR A TRADEMARK, AND ITS PURPOSE IS TO ALERT OTHERS THAT THE APPLICANT IS NOT CLAIMING EXCLUSIVITY IN THAT DESCRIPTIVE OR GENERIC TERM.  THEREFORE, THE APPROVAL OF THAT TRADEMARK WOULD NOT BLOCK OTHERS IN THE INDUSTRY FROM USING THAT WORD – TRADEMARK RIGHTS WOULD BE IN THE TERM AS A WHOLE.  A DISCLAIMER STATEMENT USUALLY LOOKS LIKE THIS: “NO CLAIM IS MADE TO USE [DESCRIPTIVE OR GENERIC TERM] APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN.”

 

 

 

ENSURING THAT DESCRIPTIVE OR GENERIC TERMS ARE DISCLAIMED IS VITAL TO THE INDUSTRY.  THE JVC WELCOMES COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS OF TERMS TO ADD OR REMOVE FROM ITS CENTRAL BANK OF DESCRIPTIVE AND GENERIC TERMS.  PLEASE CONTACT SARA E. YOOD, ASSISTANT
GENERAL COUNSEL, AT SARA@JVCLEGAL.ORG.

GENERIC TERMS

JVC’s Central Bank of Descriptive and

JVC Welcomes Your Comments

CENTRAL BANK 

Descriptive and Generic Terms

- A -

ABALONE

ADAMANTINE

ADULARESCENCE

AGATE

AKOYA

ALEXANDRITE

ALLOY

ALMANDINE

AMAZONITE

AMBER

AMBROID

AMETHYST

AMETRINE

AMMOLITE

AMMONITE

AMULET

ANDALUSITE

ANKLET

ANNEAL

ANTIQUE

APATITE

APPLE CORAL

APPRAISAL

APPRAISER

AQUAMARINE

ARAGONITE

ARTIFICIAL

ASTERISM

AVENTURESENCE

AVENTURINE

AZURITE

- B -

BAIL

BAGUETTE

BANGLE

BAROQUE PEARL

BENCH JEWELER

BENITOITE

BERYL

BEZEL

BIRTHSTONE

BIWA

BLACK DIAMOND

BLACK OPAL

BLACK PEARL

BLOODSTONE

BLUE WHITE

BOND

BONDED

BONE

BOTRYOIDAL

BOWENITE

BRACELET

BRASS

BRECCIATED

BRILLIANT

BRILLIANT CUT

BRIOLETTE

BRONZE

BRONZITE

BROOCH

BRUSHED GOLD

BUBBLE

BULLION

- C -

CABOCHON

CAIRNGORM

CALCITE

CALIBRATED

CAMEO

CANARY

CAPE

CARAT, CT.

CARNELIAN

CAST

CAT'S EYE

CHAIN

CHALCEDONY

CHARM

CHAROITE

CHASING

CHATOYANT

CHATOYANCY

CHINESE PEARLS

CHROME DIOPSIDE

CHRYSOBERYL

CHRYSOCOLLA

CHRYSOLITE

CHRYSOPRASE

CITRINE

CLASP

CLOISONNÉ

COATED DIAMOND

COATER

COIN SILVER

CONCAVE

CONCAVE CUT

CONNEMARA MARBLE

COPAL AMBER

CORAL

CORALLINE

CORONET

CORROSION PROOF

CORUNDUM

COSTUME JEWELRY

COUNTERPOISE

COWRIE SHELL

CROWN

CRYSTAL

CUBIC ZIRCONIA

CUFF

CULET

CULTIVATED

CULTURED

CUSHION CUT

CZ

CZECH GLASS BEADS

- D -

DALMATIAN JASPER

DESIGN

DESIGNER

DIAMOND

DIAMOND-CUT

DIFFUSION

DIOPSIDE

DIRAGOLD

DIRA SILVER

DICHROIC GLASS

DODECAHEDRON

DOG COLLAR

DOMED

DOUBLET

DRUSY

DULL

DURABILITY

DURAGOLDDZI (TZI) BEAD

- E -

EAR CLIP

EARRING

EILAT STONE

ELECTRUM

ELEPHANT IVORY

EMERALD

EMERALD CUT

ENAMEL

ENGRAVING

- F -

FACET

FANCY DIAMOND

FAIENCE

FAUX

FELDSPAR

FILIGREE

FINDINGS

FINE JEWELRY

FINGER RING

FIRE

FIRE OPAL

FL

FLAW

FLAWLESS

FLUORESCENCE

FLUORSPAR

FOB

FOIL

FOSSIL CORAL

FREEFORM

FRESHWATER PEARL

FULL CUT

- G -

GARNET

GEM

GEMOLOGIST

GEMOLOGY

GEMSTONE

GENUINE

GERMAN SILVER

GILDINGGILT

GIRDLE

GLETZ

GOLD

GOLD ELECTROPLATE

GOLDEN

GOLD FILLED

GOLD FLASHED

GOLD WASHED

GOLD-HOLLOW CENTER

GOLD LEAF

GOLDLINE

GOLD PLATED

GOLD OVERLAY

GOLDSTONE

GOLD TUBING

GOLD WASHED

GREASY

GREEN GOLD

- H -

HALLMARK

HAND-MADE

HARDNESS

HEART

HELIOTROPE

HEMATITE

HIDDENITE

HOOP

HOWLETE

HYACINTH

HYPOALLERGENICITY

- I -

IDEAL CUT

IF

IMITATION

IMPERFECT

INCLUSION

INLAY

INTAGLIO

INTENSE YELLOW

INTERNALLY FLAWLESS

INVESTMENT

IOLITE

IRIDESCENCE

IRIDIUM, IRID., IR.

IVORY

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- J -

JACINTH

JADE

JADITE

JAPANESE PEARLS

JASPER

JEWEL

JEWELER

JEWELLERY

JEWELRY 

- K -

KARAT, KT.

KESHI

KEUM BOO

KITE FACET

KOH-I-NOOR

KULTURED

KUNZITE

KYANITE

- L -

LAB CREATED

LABRADORESCENCE

LABRADORITE

LAPIDARY

LAPIS LAZULI

LARIAT

LARVIKITE

LAVALIER

LAVENDER JASPER

LAYERED GOLD

LAYERED SILVER

LEOPARD SKIN AGATE

LIMOGES ENAMEL

LOCKET

LOST-WAX

LOUPE

LOUPE CLEANLOZENGE

LUSTER

- M -

MABE PEARL

MALACHITE

MALLORCA PEARL

MANTLE

MARCASITE

MARQUISE

MATTE FINISH

MEDALLION

MEERSCHAUM

MELEE

METALLIC

MODERN CUT

MOKUME-GANE

MOOKAITE

MOONSTONE

MOSS AGATE

MOSAIC

MOTHER OF PEARL

MOUNTING

MULLOSC, MOLLUSK

MURANO 

- N -

NACRE

NATURA

NATURAL

NECKLACE

NEPHRITE

NICKEL

NICKEL SILVER

NIELLO

NOBLEGOLD

NOBLE SILVER

NONCORROSIVE

NUGGET

- O -

OBSIDIAN

OCTAHEDRON

OLD MINE CUT

OLD EUROPEAN

OLIVINE

ONYX

OPAL

OPALESCENCE

OPALINE

OPALITE

OPAQUE

ORIENTAL PEARL

ORTHOCERAS

OSMIUM, OSMI., OS.

OVAL

- P -

PALLADIUM, PD. PALL.

PALMWOOD

PATINA

PAVÉ

PAVILION

PEARL

PEARLESSENCE

PEARLY

PEAR-SHAPED

PECTORAL

PENDANT

PENNYWEIGHT, DWT.

PERFECT

PERFECT CUT

PERIDOT

PETRIFIED WOOD

PEWTERPGM

PHENOMENAL

PICKLE

PIGEON'S BLOOD

PIN

PINK EMERALD

PINK GOLD

PIQUE

PLATE

PLATED

PLATINUM, PLAT., PT.

PLATINUM GROUP METALS

PLAY OF COLOR

PLIQUE-A-JOUR

POINTS

POLISHING

POTCH

PRASEOLITE

PRECIOUS

PRECIOUS METAL

PRECIOUS GEMSTONE

PREMIUM CUT

PRINCESSPRONG

PROPERLY CUT

PYRITE

- Q -

QUARTZ

- R -

RADIANT-CUT

RAW MATERIALS

REAL

RECONSTITUTED

RED EMERALD

RED GOLD

REFRACTION

RELIQUARY

REPOUSSE

RESINOUS

RESISTANT

RETAILER

RETICULATION

RHINESTONE

RHODIUM, RHOD., RH.

RHODOCHROSITE

RHODONITE

RHYOLITE

RING

ROCAILLE

ROCK CRYSTAL

ROCOCO

ROLLED GOLD PLATE

ROLLED SILVER

ROSE CUT

ROSE QUARTZ

ROUGH

ROUND

RUBY

RUST PROOF

RUTHENIUM, RUTH., RU.

RUTILATED

RUTILE

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- J -

JACINTH

JADE

JADITE

JAPANESE PEARLS

JASPER

JEWEL

JEWELER

JEWELLERY

JEWELRY 

- K -

KARAT, KT.

KESHI

KEUM BOO

KITE FACET

KOH-I-NOOR

KULTURED

KUNZITE

KYANITE

- L -

LAB CREATED

LABRADORESCENCE

LABRADORITE

LAPIDARY

LAPIS LAZULI

LARIAT

LARVIKITE

LAVALIER

LAVENDER JASPER

LAYERED GOLD

LAYERED SILVER

LEOPARD SKIN AGATE

LIMOGES ENAMEL

LOCKET

LOST-WAX

LOUPE

LOUPE CLEANLOZENGE

LUSTER

- M -

MABE PEARL

MALACHITE

MALLORCA PEARL

MANTLE

MARCASITE

MARQUISE

MATTE FINISH

MEDALLION

MEERSCHAUM

MELEE

METALLIC

MODERN CUT

MOKUME-GANE

MOOKAITE

MOONSTONE

MOSS AGATE

MOSAIC

MOTHER OF PEARL

MOUNTING

MULLOSC, MOLLUSK

MURANO 

- N -

NACRE

NATURA

NATURAL

NECKLACE

NEPHRITE

NICKEL

NICKEL SILVER

NIELLO

NOBLEGOLD

NOBLE SILVER

NONCORROSIVE

NUGGET

- O -

OBSIDIAN

OCTAHEDRON

OLD MINE CUT

OLD EUROPEAN

OLIVINE

ONYX

OPAL

OPALESCENCE

OPALINE

OPALITE

OPAQUE

ORIENTAL PEARL

ORTHOCERAS

OSMIUM, OSMI., OS.

OVAL

- P -

PALLADIUM, PD. PALL.

PALMWOOD

PATINA

PAVÉ

PAVILION

PEARL

PEARLESSENCE

PEARLY

PEAR-SHAPED

PECTORAL

PENDANT

PENNYWEIGHT, DWT.

PERFECT

PERFECT CUT

PERIDOT

PETRIFIED WOOD

PEWTERPGM

PHENOMENAL

PICKLE

PIGEON'S BLOOD

PIN

PINK EMERALD

PINK GOLD

PIQUE

PLATE

PLATED

PLATINUM, PLAT., PT.

PLATINUM GROUP METALS

PLAY OF COLOR

PLIQUE-A-JOUR

POINTS

POLISHING

POTCH

PRASEOLITE

PRECIOUS

PRECIOUS METAL

PRECIOUS GEMSTONE

PREMIUM CUT

PRINCESSPRONG

PROPERLY CUT

PYRITE

- Q -

QUARTZ

- R -

RADIANT-CUT

RAW MATERIALS

REAL

RECONSTITUTED

RED EMERALD

RED GOLD

REFRACTION

RELIQUARY

REPOUSSE

RESINOUS

RESISTANT

RETAILER

RETICULATION

RHINESTONE

RHODIUM, RHOD., RH.

RHODOCHROSITE

RHODONITE

RHYOLITE

RING

ROCAILLE

ROCK CRYSTAL

ROCOCO

ROLLED GOLD PLATE

ROLLED SILVER

ROSE CUT

ROSE QUARTZ

ROUGH

ROUND

RUBY

RUST PROOF

RUTHENIUM, RUTH., RU.

RUTILATED

RUTILE

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