History Main / StuckOnBandaidBrand

17th Nov '16 4:53:32 AM mimitchi33
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Tater Tots'' are a brand name owned by in America.

to:

* ''Tater Tots'' are a brand name owned by Ore Ida in America. America.
* "Hello, my name is Crispy, how do you do? Crispy Critters Cereal's entirely new!"
31st Jul '16 2:08:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DCComics and MarvelComics famously hold a joint trademark on the terms "Super Hero" and "SUPER HEROES"[[labelnote:]]note the space and capitalization[[/labelnote]], so that in practice no other facilities are allowed to use the term to advertise (or similarly title their products) in related situations. Legally, they own bupkis except lawyers. They "bought" the word from Mego Toys. But they're both so sue-happy that no-one dares (or can afford to) challenge them.

to:

* DCComics Creator/DCComics and MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics famously hold a joint trademark on the terms "Super Hero" and "SUPER HEROES"[[labelnote:]]note the space and capitalization[[/labelnote]], so that in practice no other facilities are allowed to use the term to advertise (or similarly title their products) in related situations. Legally, they own bupkis except lawyers. They "bought" the word from Mego Toys. But they're both so sue-happy that no-one dares (or can afford to) challenge them.
13th Jul '16 9:53:54 PM KYCubbie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** To show that corporate greed knows no bounds, the NFL actually tried to trademark "The Big Game" in 2006 but withdrew the application a year later, mainly due to opposition from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley, as their football teams have competed in the annual "Big Game" since 1892.

to:

** To show that corporate greed knows no bounds, the NFL actually tried to trademark "The Big Game" in 2006 but withdrew the application a year later, mainly due to opposition from Stanford University and the [[InsistentTerminology University of California at Berkeley, California, Berkeley]], as their football teams have competed in the annual "Big Game" since 1892.
13th Jul '16 9:52:59 PM KYCubbie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Also in relation to the NCAA's championship tournaments, the terms Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight are likewise trademarked in the United States, but not solely by the NCAA. Elite Eight® is jointly owned by the NCAA and the Illinois High School Association. Sweet Sixteen® is owned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for its championships, and it licenses the term to the NCAA. Officially neither term can be used for any other tournament or competition in the United States. Unofficially, sports fans still make generic use of both terms, though not nearly to the extent that they do with Final Four.

to:

** Also in relation to the NCAA's championship tournaments, the terms Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight are likewise trademarked in the United States, but not solely by the NCAA. Elite Eight® is was once jointly owned by the NCAA and the Illinois High School Association.Association; the NCAA now has sole ownership, although the IHSA retains the right to use the term for high school events. Sweet Sixteen® is owned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for its championships, and it licenses the term to the NCAA. Officially neither term can be used for any other tournament or competition in the United States. Unofficially, sports fans still make generic use of both terms, though not nearly to the extent that they do with Final Four.
11th Jul '16 11:32:05 PM wuggles
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Americans (and Britons) seem to be under the impression that ''Speedo'' is the name of the style of men's undergarments/swimming clothes that basically cover the genitals, buttocks and little else. ''Speedo'' is the name of the Australian company that ''makes'' such items of swimwear. We call the ''items'' "bathers", "undies" or "[[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch Budgie smugglers]]". "Budgie Smuggler" is the dirtier one, and slightly offensive to some people. [[DontExplainTheJoke It comes from the fact that, wearing one, it looks like you're smuggling a small bird in your underwear.]]

to:

* Americans (and Britons) seem to be under use the impression that term ''Speedo'' is the name of for the style of men's undergarments/swimming clothes that basically cover the genitals, buttocks and little else. ''Speedo'' is the name of the Australian company that ''makes'' such items of swimwear. We Australians call the ''items'' "bathers", "undies" or "[[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch Budgie smugglers]]". "Budgie Smuggler" is the dirtier one, and slightly offensive to some people. [[DontExplainTheJoke It comes from the fact that, wearing one, it looks like you're smuggling a small bird in your underwear.]]
28th May '16 8:32:24 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Ad copy guidelines dictate that the full name of the [=PS3=] is "PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system" and the Xbox 360 is "Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft." It leads to some unwieldy marketing sentences.

to:

** Ad copy guidelines dictate that the full name of the [=PS3=] is "PlayStation®3 "UsefulNotes/PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system" and the Xbox 360 is "Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft." It leads to some unwieldy marketing sentences.



* The Sony PlayStation would often be referred to as the "PlayStation Game Console" in commercials for their games.

to:

* The Sony PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation would often be referred to as the "PlayStation "[=PlayStation=] Game Console" in commercials for their games.
25th May '16 5:22:19 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Ad copy guidelines dictate that the full name of the PS3 is "PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system" and the Xbox 360 is "Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft." It leads to some unwieldy marketing sentences.

to:

** Ad copy guidelines dictate that the full name of the PS3 [=PS3=] is "PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system" and the Xbox 360 is "Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft." It leads to some unwieldy marketing sentences.



* UK GameShows will ALWAYS refer to the PS3 or Xbox 360 they're offering as a prize as "a games console" even though [[BlatantLies nobody in the UK will ever use that term]]. Especially odd given that it's ProductPlacement and you'd expect them to spell out the name of the product.

to:

* UK GameShows will ALWAYS refer to the PS3 [=PS3=] or Xbox 360 they're offering as a prize as "a games console" even though [[BlatantLies nobody in the UK will ever use that term]]. Especially odd given that it's ProductPlacement and you'd expect them to spell out the name of the product.
9th Apr '16 12:40:46 PM dmeagher13
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Originally IBMs ran PC-DOS. The name was owned by IBM, but Microsoft could sell it to other companies, which it did as "MS-DOS." In the early days "PC-Compatible" meant it should run PC-DOS software, but the emulation wasn't always perfect.

to:

*** Originally IBMs [=IBMs=] ran PC-DOS. The name was owned by IBM, but Microsoft could sell it to other companies, which it did as "MS-DOS." In the early days "PC-Compatible" meant it should run PC-DOS software, but the emulation wasn't always perfect.
21st Dec '15 11:51:47 AM Pinokio
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Hormel Foods Corporation would prefer one to not use an Internet slang term in association with "unsolicited commercial e-mail" or "unwanted junk e-mail", even suing the makers of software applications using this term, however, they seem to be more welcoming of this term in recent years, as consumers may subconsciously program themselves to be craving of delicious canned meats.
29th Nov '15 9:50:29 AM thatother1dude
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. You remember how your elementary school fundraiser had those cheesy prizes for selling ''x'' products? Well, in Zim's one prize is apparently a box of [[AC:adhesive medical strips.]] It's not only dubbed over in an instructional video; it's dubbed over in an actual conversation.



* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode "A Tale of Two Springfields", in which Bart and friends repeatedly refer to a Frisbee (still a registered trademark of Wham-O) as a "novelty flying disc."
** Another time Bart lamented finding Otto in a dumpster, whereupon he corrected him. "Dumpster brand trash bins are top of the LINE! This is just a Trash Co waste disposal unit." There really is such a brand (or was).
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has played with a "small plastic disk that you throw". Looking for a less unwieldy name, they come up with a "small plastic disk that you ''toss''".
** In another episode of SpongeBob, the Krusty Krab group is on a company picnic when SpongeBob makes a game by covering a paper plate with mustard and Mr. Krabs says that they can toss it around like "Those things you toss back and forth."

to:

* Lampshaded On time in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode "A Tale of Two Springfields", in which Bart and friends repeatedly refer to a Frisbee (still a registered trademark of Wham-O) as a "novelty flying disc."
** Another time
Bart lamented finding Otto in a dumpster, whereupon he corrected him. "Dumpster brand trash bins are top of the LINE! This is just a Trash Co waste disposal unit." There really is such a brand (or was).
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has played with a "small plastic disk that you throw". Looking for a less unwieldy name, they come up with a "small plastic disk that you ''toss''".
** In another episode of SpongeBob, the Krusty Krab group is on a company picnic when SpongeBob makes a game by covering a paper plate with mustard and Mr. Krabs says that they can toss it around like "Those things you toss back and forth."
was).
This list shows the last 10 events of 52. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.StuckOnBandaidBrand