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19th Mar '17 3:31:48 PM nombretomado
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** And, of course, when PaulSimon wrote and recorded the song "Kodachrome" in 1975, the record labels and album covers were careful to point out that "Kodachrome® is a registered trademark for colored film."

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** And, of course, when PaulSimon Music/PaulSimon wrote and recorded the song "Kodachrome" in 1975, the record labels and album covers were careful to point out that "Kodachrome® is a registered trademark for colored film."
16th Mar '17 9:00:17 AM MarsJenkar
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** For Frosted Flakes, at least, it's justified - generic/store brand knockoffs are almost always also called "Frosted Flakes."

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** For Frosted Flakes, at least, it's justified - generic/store brand knockoffs are almost always also called "Frosted Flakes."" Also justified with "Raisin Bran", which both Post and Kellogg's have a version of.
14th Mar '17 2:19:25 PM zeldafanjtl
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* What do you call that folding pocket knife with the different blades and tools and the tiny tweezers and the plastic toothpick that always gets lost? Swiss Army Knives? Only if it's made by Victorinox or Wenger, the two companies that actually have a contract to sell [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin folding pocket knives to the Swiss Army]]. Their ArmyOfLawyers has been known to go after any other company selling similar knives by that name. Swiss ''style'' pocket knives are OK though.

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* What do you call that folding pocket knife with the different blades and tools and the tiny tweezers and the plastic toothpick that always gets lost? Swiss Army Knives? Only if it's made by Victorinox or Wenger, the two companies that actually have a contract to sell [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin folding pocket knives to the Swiss Army]]. Their [[JustForPun Swiss]] ArmyOfLawyers has been known to go after any other company selling similar knives by that name. Swiss ''style'' pocket knives are OK though.
17th Nov '16 4:53:32 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Tater Tots'' are a brand name owned by in America.

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* ''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
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* 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.

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* 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
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** 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.

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** 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
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** 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.

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** 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
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* 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.]]

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* 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
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** 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.

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** 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.

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* 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
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** 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.

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** 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.

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* 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.
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