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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001473.txt from 1999/01

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re:Technicalities
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 15:17:23 -0500

And I had to pour some more coffee from my Thermos. (Which, as I understand
it, is exactly what Scott was referring to, since that name has indeed
passed into the generic realm.)

At 02:32 PM 1/29/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Subject: Re: [kl] How to pad along for a bit
>Message-ID: <>
>Please forgive the technicality, but...
>"Saran Wrap" is a tradename for plastic wrap (along with "HandiWrap" and
>"Glad Wrap"), just as "Xerox" is a tradename for a brand of copier.
>Any one who has ever perused magazines for writers will tell you they
>are FILLED with ads by companies IMPLORING writers not to use their
>tradenames(i.e., Frigidaire, Xerox, Post-It Notes, Cuisinart, etc.) as
>generic names for the product itself. This is because the companies risk
>losing their trademark protection if it becomes "generic"!
>For the record, I really don't care if "Saran Wrap" becomes generic...
>but our non-American list-members should realize there IS a difference!
>-Scott (who will now take off his writer's hat and become a musician
>That was so touching, I had to take a Kleenex , and wipe a tear from my eye ;)
>David Blumberg - My Tempo Accompaniments for Woodwind Players (100+ pieces,
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