generic word

generic word

- One referring to a commercial product, formerly a brand name that is no longer protected by trademark.
See also related terms for protected.
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Prosecco has become the generic word for sparkling wine.
Apparently no need was felt for a generic word to describe a mountain that emitted fire.
In its application for registration, Tanduay insisted that "Ginebra" is a generic word which means "gin", thus, could not function as a trademark and cannot be registered for exclusive use of any company.
The generic word liquor, in "Go, get thee to Yaughan; fetch me a stoup of liquor" (V.
Some app developers have expressed concern over being allowed to trademark such a generic word as candy.
Love" is a generic word with all due respect and can refer to the love between couples, a mother and a child, a brother and sister or even a grandparent and grandchild.
There is only one dot-com of any generic word in the universe.
We didn't go for just Balti because that's become a generic word for curry so we went for 'Birmingham Balti' because that's where it all started.
Blockbusters brought other hilarious TV moments, such as when the veteran broadcaster asked: "What 'O' is the generic word for any living animal or plant, including bacteria and viruses?
The generic word salad means a whole lot more to us these days than it ever did, not only because we have a wider range of acceptable salads to choose from, but we have all expanded our ideas on what else can be included in a modern salad to make it look and taste better.
Over last half century the word "Tempo" has become a generic word for all makes of light commercial vehicles.
They are very flexible lights/motifs (festive is a generic word to cover all events) - on the run up to Christmas you can call them Christmas lights then after Christmas you could call them New Year lights, if you want.