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tr.v. ge·ner·i·cized, ge·ner·i·ciz·ing, ge·ner·i·ciz·es
To cause to become generic, especially as a product that is sold without a brand name or as a designation for an entire class of products or services: a trademark that was genericized and used to refer to any kind of cola.
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The key impact of this extended intellectual property is that it creates an additional hurdle for attempts to genericize Korlym, says Duncan.
However, we must take care that our analysis is accurately reflecting consumption, not trying to hide or genericize it.
Summary: It's quite the compliment when people genericize your name to refer to the competition.
This partially stems from having to "genericize" my examples to accommodate the huge variety of airport configurations out there.
"Anytime you get a success like this, there's an attempt to kind of genericize it.
In dealing with such systems, there's a tendency to "genericize" applications and force them across product lines, he said.
To wit: bulletize (to highlight supposedly key information with bullet points), genericize (to make generic) and proceduralize (to formalize a process in writing).
Variable value pricing effectively counters the threat by those seeking to genericize products, because it instills multiple layers of complexity, decision-making, and differentiation.
"We will work with them to develop models for their use, StrateGen will have the rights to genericize them and will pay the companies royalties on sales of the generic modes.