generic mark

generic mark
generic mark or term
Within the purview of trademark law, this term means a lack of distinctiveness necessary for name or mark to be given federal trademark law protection. Hallmark Cards, Inc. v. Hallmark Dodge, Inc., W.D.Mo., 634 F.Supp. 990, 997.
Generic marks are marks which include words which embrace entire class of products or services, not all of which necessarily emanate from same source. Team Central Inc. v. Xerox Corp., D.C.Minn., 606 F.Supp. 1408, 1413.
A "generic term" is one which is commonly used as name or description of a kind of goods and it is generally accepted that a generic term is incapable of achieving trade name protection. Discount Muffler Shop, Inc. v. Meineke Realty Corp., Inc., D.C.Ohio, 535 F.Supp. 439, 444

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