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BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Hindus and Buddhists may have to find a new word for the concept of "dharma," now that Interactive Objects, Inc., has trademarked the term for a "hardware platform for digital audio appliances." The company explains that "In Hindu [sic] the word Dharma stands for a principle that orders the universe. Dharma also speaks to the notion of digital harmony. For iObjects, Dharma is the inspiration behind a new platform that integrates the most common digital audio applications and hardware subsystems into a single design."