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Subject:Re: Is there a name for these? From:Buck & Tilly Buchanan <writer -at- DHC -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 23 Apr 1997 12:45:20 -0500
> For example, Kleenex, Coke, Aspirin, Xerox are often used to describe
> the entire class of products rather than the generic terms. (As in
> Kleenex = tissue, Coke = cola, Aspirin = A.S.A, Xerox = to copy)
Regardless how we use these terms in conversation, copyright applies if
the term product name is used in a published document. Several of those
you mention run ads in Writer's Digest explaining their own view of the
copyright laws when their product name is published.
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