1‘a company has since taken out a patent on the chemical’
copyright, licence, legal protection, right, performing right, permit, privilege, charter, franchise, registered trademark
1‘the idea is patent nonsense’
obvious, clear, plain, evident, apparent, manifest, self-evident
distinct, definite, transparent, overt, discernible, visible, conspicuous, blatant, downright, barefaced, flagrant, palpable, glaring, glaringly obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, unmistakable, unequivocal, unquestionable, undeniable
proprietary, patented, licensed, protected, branded, brand-name, own-brand, own-label, designer-label
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.