Just because a word becomes common parlance, it still might be a trademark. If you start a company containing the word xerox you better expect a call fromMessage 1 of 30 , Oct 1, 2009View SourceJust because a word becomes common parlance, it still might be a trademark.
If you start a company containing the word "xerox" you better expect a call
from xerox lawyers.
(note: "xerox" is synonymous with "photocopy" in the usa)
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Re: PanoGoogle: the first VR Panorama search engine
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> Sometime around 28/9/09 (at 22:17 +0000) bohonus said:
> >Why do you feel it is necessary to utilize another company's
> >trademark in such an obvious manner?
> Personally, I think the phrase "to google something" has been in
> common parlance for quite some time now. Is it important? I mean, to
> people other than Google's lawyers? :-)