What is a generic mark?

What is a generic mark? A generic mark is a word understood by the public as the common term for a product or service. For example, the word “apple” would be generic for the fruit. There is no more common term to refer to the apple fruit than simply “apple.” However, the term “apple” would […]

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What is a trademark disclaimer?

What is a trademark disclaimer? Sometimes a trademark may include one or more words regarded as merely descriptive or generic when viewed in connection with the products or services covered in a trademark application. A trademark disclaimer is a statement made of record in a trademark application to indicate that the applicant does not claim […]

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