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(Trademark) An ASCII rendition of the trademark-superscript symbol, appended to phrases that the author feels should be recorded for posterity.
It is sometimes used ironically as a form of protest against the recent spate of software patents, algorithm patents and "look and feel" lawsuits.
[Jargon File]
(1994-12-02)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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