Genericly Trademarked

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Did you know that 'tarmac' is a trademarked word? I sure couldn't even begin to imagine, and when I asked Ruben whether he had heard about this, it seemed he hadn't either!

It's interesting to see what terms started out as trademarked terms (such as aspirin) and have now become generic though. Though words we would think are not copyrighted (such as 'bubble wrap', 'hula hoop', 'dumpster' or 'frisbee' for me) actually are, and still are despite their common usage - it's only a de facto loss of trademark!

As a side note, this post was not paid for!

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