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nevtxjustin

join:2006-04-18
Dallas, TX
reply to jus10

Re: Nifty

said by jus10:

Can we just Xerox
No, because Xerox will git their panties in a wad for improper use of a trademarked name. But you can "photocopy" it. heh heh heh


sapo
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Why would Xerox complain about free marketing.
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nevtxjustin

join:2006-04-18
Dallas, TX
Good question...Why should the RIAA complain about free advertising of a song when used in a supermarket as background music.


sapo
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Not even close to the same thing. A company representing another companies work is much different compared to a companies name being used in a generic manner. Another relevant example would be saying Kleenex instead of tissues.

Anyway, this is basic stuff that even wiki has info for. Here is a list of goods that are no longer legally like protected like Xerox and Kleenex.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ge···ademarks
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Badonkadonk
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Trademark dilution. If you don't try to enforce your mark, it becomes generic and you lose it.