Have you ever had a Popsicle? Are you *sure*? The word “Popsicle” is a registered trademark of Conopco, Inc. (doing business as Unilever Bestfoods North America). So, unless you are eating a Unilever popsicle, it is just a “pop” or an “ice pop”; we know, explain that to your seven-year-old, who asks you for a popsicle.
“Genericide” occurs when a trademark becomes so popular and its use so pervasive with reference to certain goods that the general public ...Continue Reading →