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Old August 12, 2012, 09:23 PM   #29
Frank Ettin
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Originally Posted by sigcurious
While the point is valid, particularly for aspirin(As there are other brands that use the worth aspirin in their names for the same drug)....
Which those companies can do only because Bayer is no longer able to protect its trademark in "Aspirin."

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Originally Posted by sigcurious
...Other examples being, to xerox, velcro, jell-o, googling, qtips. etc. These were all brought about inadvertently by the public as a matter of those products or companies being the first or most recognized producers of that class of goods. Rather than companies intentionally infringing on IP.
It can be very much a "chicken-or-egg" matter: one reason that trademark litigation can be so complex and expensive; and a reason that owners of trademark who want to protect them are so aggressive about litigating infringements.
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