Questions tagged [trademarks]
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Does a brand name used as common noun like Hoover respond to change in market share made by Dyson? [closed]
In the UK, electric vacuum cleaners used to be called Hoover, a product name, but Dyson is now the top brand on the UK market. Is the vacuum cleaner still called Hoover? Or is it now called Dyson?
Does the word “uzi” need to be capitalized?
"Uzi" is not contained in any Scrabble® dictionary that I can find online. I am assuming that the Scrabble® powers that be are treating it as a proper noun. However, after reading the Wikipedia ...
All-caps trademark usage. Do I have to follow the all-caps recommendation? [duplicate]
There is a trademark product that is registered with all-caps (example: MATLAB®). However, the all-caps formatting is usually considered bad practice, so the spelling with only title-caps (Matlab) has ...
Examples of competing genericized trademarks
I suppose everyone is at least implicitly aware of the concept of a genericized trademark. Are there any examples of competing genericized trademarks? Especially with respect to region. For example, ...
Which is the more accepted spelling between “doughnut” or “donut” in formal academic prose?
From what I understand, the term donut arose as a shortening for the word doughnut. The former has become much more common, though. Which word is more accepted in academia: the more formal but ...
I am writing a story about my Barbie do I use a capital [closed]
I am doing an assignment and I have to say my barbie doll. Would the word barbie be a capital?
Does "Ethernet" need to be capitalised?
Microsoft Word insists that it should be but I don't know why.
Wi-Fi, WiFi, wi-fi, wifi [duplicate]
Shame the previous thread on this was closed. A lot of my work entails getting stuff right and being able to justify it but like many on this previous thread How do you spell wifi / Wi-Fi / WiFi? ...
Is it acceptable to lowercase 'google' in all verb forms? [closed]
Is it acceptable to lowercase 'google' in all verb forms? For example: He googled the information. He is googling the information. He googles the information. Please google the information. Is it ...
How to handle non-standard capitalization in formal letters
I am writing a letter to apply for entry into a graduate-level university program through my company. I am struggling on how to write the name of the company in the letter. The company's trademark is ...
Trademark names that start with a lowercase letter -- do we cap the lowercase letter when it starts a sentence? [duplicate]
Trademark names that start with a lowercase letter -- do we cap the lowercase letter when it starts a sentence? E.g.: iTunes is a hot spot in the app store. Not: ITunes is a hot spot ... iPhone ...
Company Name as Verb [duplicate]
I am looking for interesting classroom material. Google is both the name of a company and also a verb. Is there a name for this type of verb? Are there any other examples of this type of verb?
What's the best way to write "Ugly Dog brand Dog Food"? [closed]
What's the best way to write this? I'm thinking "Ugly Dog-brand Dog Food" as the most likely candidate... what is grammatically-correct?
What is the plural form of trademarked product names, specifically of the term "WordPress"?
On the stackexchange site WordPress Answers, we recently discussed the plural form, or whether one exists at all, of the system we all use. WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a ...
Why is Tesco often pronounced Tesco's?
Possible Duplicate: Store names & possessive “Ear doctor's” vs “Ear doctor” I have often heard members of the British public pronounce the name of the ...
"In/on the App Store"
This is the official Apple logo for apps: What's the logic behind using on instead of in? It doesn't sound grammatically correct.
Using "TM" for trademarked term - every time or just once?
I am writing an email announcement to my company's customer base, and I will be using a trademarked product name several times throughout the email. It seems awkward to use the TM every time I write ...
How did kool-aid come to be the drink of fanboys?
Why does Kool-Aid relate to being something's fanboy/fangirl?
Should capitals be used when verbing trademarks?
When using a trademark as a verb ("hoovering", "xeroxing", "photoshopping" and "googling"), should it be capitalized or uncapitalized? Strictly speaking, Google and Adobe are opposed to their ...
How Should Trademarks be Written?
I'm a moderator at another StackExchange site and a debate has come up about the usage of the trademarked name that site is about, i.e. WordPress. Note as a trademark it is spelled in CamelCase and ...