generic term

generic term
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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  • generic term — 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,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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 …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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 …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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… …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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… …   Black's law dictionary

  • generic — or generic term [jə ner′ik] adj. [ML genericus: see GENUS & IC] 1. of, applied to, or referring to a whole kind, class, or group; inclusive or general 2. without a brand name 3. without individual character or distinctive characteristics 4 …   English World dictionary

  • generic — ge|ner|ic [dʒıˈnerık] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: générique, from Latin genus; GENUS] 1.) relating to a whole group of things rather than to one thing generic term/name (for sth) ▪ Fine Arts is a generic term for …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • generic — ge|ner|ic [ dʒə nerık ] adjective * 1. ) FORMAL relating to or appropriate for a range or class of similar things: generic software, suitable for use with both Macs and PCs generic term/word/name: Hoover is often used as a generic term for all… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • generic */ — UK [dʒəˈnerɪk] / US adjective 1) formal relating to or suitable for a range or class of similar things generic software, suitable for use with both Macs and PCs generic term/word/name: Hoover is often used as a generic term for all vacuum… …   English dictionary

  • generic — adjective 1 generic name/term/label etc a word that describes a whole class of things: Misogyny is the generic term for all hostile feelings and actions towards women. 2 technical belonging to or typical of a genus 3 especially AmE a generic… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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