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    Default Sticky tapes, sellotape, vacuum, hoover..

    How many more examples are there of this?
    I don't know if these things still work in the States - do you even get sellotape in the States? Maybe thats a seperate question.
    Anyway, how many more of these are there where a brand has total monopoly of a name? Yes its Monday morning.

    Sticky Tape - Sellotape
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    cola - Coke
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    Cola - Coke

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    Packaged rubbish : McDonalds...
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    Did you know, if you allow a trade mark to become a generic term for, say, a biro, you loose the trademark protection?

    The consequence being there are trade mark lawyers who have to spend all day writing letters like "Dear sir, I notice that in "Temporary Constructions Weekly" you refer to a generic modular building system as a "portacabin". Please note that "Portacabin" is in fact a trade mark of our client Sadbastard Ltd, and the correct term is modular building system. Yours Sincerely"

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    In our exams in school we were forbidden to use terms like Word, Excel, Access etc. If you used them they were treated as gibberish. You had to say Word Processor Application, Spreadsheet Application, Program that looks like a database but is actually a series of flat files with crazy algorithms etc.

    Biro is a good one.
    Word Processor - Word
    Spreadsheet - Excel
    Presentation Software - Powerpoint
    Photocopier - Xerox
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    Operating System - (Mcrosoft)Windows

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    Compleate stupidity- BKS lol only mesing mate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tibilicus
    Compleate stupidity- BKS lol only mesing mate.
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    Correction Fluid - White out
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    Cowardice is to run from the fear;
    Bravery is not to never feel the fear.
    Bravery is to be terrified as hell;
    But to hold the line anyway.

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