We've got two tags.

and .

Having the word "law" after a single tag is rather redundant.

There was this The [tag] vs [tag-law] meta-discussion proposal, but it seems to have fallen behind. Is there any reason to have two separate tags like this? Can they be merged?

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I'd love to revisit this, and the other [tag] vs [tag-law] examples that have not been merged. Every time I see one of these I stop and wonder ... so it is a distraction. And it is messy.

Let's do this: If

  1. You (or anyone) reviews the tagged questions on each and can't articulate any meaningful distinction – even one that could be useful if we did a cleanup – and
  2. Within the next week nobody offers a plausible suggestion as to why they should be separate,

then we'll make intellectual-property-law a synonym for intellectual-property.

  • Sounds good to me! :)
    – Zizouz212
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 20:09
  • It appears that these tags are still distinct right now. What is the process for merging them? Commented Nov 5, 2017 at 16:22
  • @rhymes_with_dorange - Thanks for drawing my attention to this. I just merged them.
    – feetwet Mod
    Commented Nov 5, 2017 at 19:11

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