A dead trademark happens for many different reasons. It is important to understand how a trademark dies if you have or would like a registered trademark.
Genericide is when a company’s protectable trademark becomes a common noun, or generic. This happens when a brand’s product becomes so common that it’s a synonym for the entire product category. When this happens, the trademark is deemed “abandoned” and becomes part of the public domain. What’s really awful about genericide is that it tends […]