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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However, the court did not side with Asus and said, "though ZEN is a generic word qua a school of Buddhism, yet it is not a generic mark with regard to mobile phones and tablets as the said word has no connection or correlation with mobile phones or tablets."
The court rejected the Trading Post's arguments for invalidating the chamber's trademark, such as treating Perchville as a generic word because the public does not associate the name with the chamber but instead with the festival.
Abduction has now become a generic word both in public and private discourse going by its prevalence in the country.
Lawyers representing Alibabacoin rejected the charges, arguing that at the time that the lawsuit "neither a reasonable or proportionate response to our client's entirely legitimate use of an inherently generic word which emanates not from China, but indeed from the very region in respect of which your client would seek to prohibit its use." The company further asserted that China's ban on ICOs in September eliminated a potential source of consumer confusion regarding ties to Alibaba.
In response, Alibabacoin Foundation's lawyers said the company had no intention to infringe on Alibaba's intellectual property and that the lawsuit's demand for it to shut down and restart with another name was "neither a reasonable or proportionate response to our client's entirely legitimate use of an inherently generic word which emanates not from China, but indeed from the very region in respect of which your client would seek to prohibit its use."
"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.
generic word cannot be a distinctive indicator of source.
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.1.60), becomes, in several Romanian translations of the play, a specific word that refers to plum brandy, rachiu or (rachiu de) drojdie, as the translators took into account what was customary for Romanians to drink at funerals: Ada o cana de rachiu.
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.