paño fijo

12:24 Mar 17, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: paño fijo
Como decía Milton, no son mercancías monopolizables y que admitan tráfico por cédulas, estatutos y patrones oficiales. Desechemos la idea de convertir en un artículo tipo todo el conocimiento del país, para marcarlo y licenciarlo como nuestro paño fijo y pacas de lana.

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nashrink-proof woolen cloth
Troy Fullerton
naseems like an idiom, I would suggest:
Alexandro Padres Jimenez



2 hrs
seems like an idiom, I would suggest:

to market our knowledge like bread and butter

Basically, they are saying that they wouldn't catalogue their knowledge as a staple or set staple, but rather their ideosyncrasies go beyond a one set item and thus cannot be marketed or sold as such.

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shrink-proof woolen cloth


Like Milton said, it's not merchandise you can put a monopoly on and that lends itself to traffic by warrants, statutes, and official standards. Lets lay aside the idea of turning all of the country's knowledge into some kind of an object that you can put a brand name on and license out like our shrink-proof woolen cloth and bales of wool.

("fixed", "set" woolen cloth) I wouldn't recommend getting too metaphorical here--he is naming actual, tangible objects as examples in order to make a point.

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