Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?

Subject: Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:17:09 -0800

How do you figure that's anachronistic? People use nonstandard
punctuation in trademarks often enough that the USPTO calls it out in
the description of the NOTATION-SYMBOLS search code ("Notation Symbols
such as Non-Latin characters, punctuation and mathematical signs,
zodiac signs, prescription marks").

I'd make the possessive Royce's, but I think the company may
deliberately avoid that so that it's always Royce'.

http://royceconfectusa.com

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com> wrote:
> Excellent find Peter!
>
> It is worth noting this quote, "Royceâ â as you must have noticed while
> reading the name â ends with an apostrophe. Thatâs to make the name spell
> six letters, since the Japanese consider six lettered names lucky."
>
> This is an example where the apostrophe isn't being used as a diacritical
> mark but rather, as an anachronistic glyph.
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Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?: From: Jay L Gordon
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Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?: From: Shawn
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