Many corporate lawyers make the claim that their client's mark has achieved secondary meaning when in fact it has not.
Another typical lie by corporate lawyers to enhance their position. Secondary meaning is not acquired by lenghty use but rather by the perception
in the minds of the public.
In American Footwear Corp. v. General Footwear Co. Ltd., 609 F.2d 655, C.A.N.Y., 1979, the Second Court of Appeals stated: