Brands really mad that we are using their ™ name as nouns Vol. Velcro, Band-aid, Kleenex, Vaseline

Discussion in 'General' started by oh you mad, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. oh you mad

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    I've received cease and desist letters from Luxottica for using the word 'wayfarer' and Alex Brands for using 'Slinky' on listings :lol: :smh:
     
  2. aNYone

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    Will continue to say Clorox, Windex and Vaseline IDC.
     
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  3. youngogjosh

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    **** them brands
     
  4. 6 Rings G.O.A.T.

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  5. Barbados Slim

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    Velcro being a brand is news to me. I thought thats what they were actually called...
     
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  6. wayniac211

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    SN to thread start on 1000
     
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  7. $tacy

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    What do we call velcro then?
     
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  8. AEA18

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    Companies should be happy their product is that widely known.
     
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  9. oh you mad

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    they lose trademark protection. Word to nylon

     
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  10. sooperhooper

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    I swear business muddles life so much. No one cares about their gripe. 99% of people aren't that specific and/or don't care enough. I've never in life heard a person refer to it as hook and loop.

    Its almost ironic that when you become so successful, you suffer.

    The worst part is you know that they correct people about that stuff in real life.
    Xerox and 3M are other examples.
    To an extent, Google , Nike and Coke as well.

    Edit: found a list of several others

    https://amp.businessinsider.com/google-taser-xerox-brand-names-generic-words-2018-5
     
  11. Chopper

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    I can understand them not wanting you to use wayfarer to sell sunglasses.

    Slinky though? Damn what the heck else are those called?
     
  12. PLVN

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    I would have respected their wishes if they didn't try to convince me with that atrocious song

    Everything getting called Velcro now
     
  13. ninjahood

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    brand dilution.

    da proper term is genericized

    "dumpster" :wow: @ being a brand name.
     
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  14. illphillip

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    Word association

     
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  16. AZwildcats

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    Don’t care how they feel
     
  17. sooperhooper

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    It's like a paradox. You get so successful that the fame swallows you.
    It reminds me of the saying regarding cancer "there's no money in a cure". They have to stay in between.
     
  18. L7oser

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    MIND = BLOWN by a few of these.
    Bubble wrap, dumpster, escalator, laundromat. :wow:
     
  19. sooperhooper

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    The "correct" name is comical on some of them.
     
  20. dcallamerican

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    You are missing the business aspect of it.

    When it becomes a generic term, companies end up losing out on $ since they lose out on the trademarks.
     
  21. getback

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    Hook and loop fastener. And don't you forget it.
     
  22. ecook0808

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    Y’all have NO IDEA how long it takes to name a brand. I saw one giant food company spend $15M coming with the proper name.
     
  23. oidreez

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    It's called a generic trademark or genericide
     
  24. thunderchunk69

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    Nintendo
     
  25. dcallamerican

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    Other than 90 year old grandmothers, who uses "Nintendo" to describe gaming systems (in general) ?? :lol: