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Old 05-06-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

It's official. I was reading some of this (don't ask why. ) and came across the following:
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If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun. For example, say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGO BRICKS". Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".
See! I knew 'LEGOs' sounded wrong! In fact, my spell checker marks it as wrong, but 'LEGO' is accepted. Ha!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

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If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun.
My, I'm feeling very LEGO today.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Man, I'm so LEGO, I could eat a LEGO brick!
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

An adjective OR a verb.

LEGO MY EGGO!
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

I will always say Legos. I don't bow to corporate interests.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Yeah, who says LEGO bricks?

Anyways...
Today I LEGOed so LEGO, I LEGOed into a LEGO of LEGOS.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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*plays some Hamumus*
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

It's the whole thing if they don't at least have that thing they lose their trademark on the name... I forget what it's happened to before though....
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:55 PM   #9
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

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I don't bow to corporate interests.
lol, need I say more?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:06 PM   #10
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Jamul is the boss! I follow him.
Don't you dare LEGO's my models built of LEGO's
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:13 AM   #11
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I will always say Legos. I don't bow to corporate interests.
Wait a minute... I believe that software pirates are against corporate interests...

Egads! It's a paradox!
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:17 AM   #12
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Software pirates are also against his interests, which take priority.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:45 AM   #13
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LEGO MY EGGO!
I highly endorse this statement, because I was planning on saying it.

Also, beware The Man, The Corporations, The War Machine, and Big Brother. [And keep a watchful eye on I.]
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:32 AM   #14
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

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It's the whole thing if they don't at least have that thing they lose their trademark on the name... I forget what it's happened to before though....
Exactly. A company has to defend a trademark from being genericized or it isn't a trademark anymore. I think I recall Band-aid changed their theme song to avoid this... they just inserted the word "brand".
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:58 PM   #15
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Band-Aid [As SM mentioned], Jello, Kleenex, ?Q-Tip?, [Photoshop and Google sort of] - all brand name items that became generic after the names became so closely associated with the product genre. [I'm guessing there are more.]
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:52 PM   #16
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

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I will always say Legos. I don't bow to corporate interests.
lol, need I say more?
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:56 PM   #17
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Band-Aid [As SM mentioned], Jello, Kleenex, ?Q-Tip?, [Photoshop and Google sort of] - all brand name items that became generic after the names became so closely associated with the product genre. [I'm guessing there are more.]
Frisbee.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:27 PM   #18
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Don't forget Ninte- Oh wait, never mind. Mari- Never Mind again.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #19
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Well, photoshop is on the edge... I almost mentioned Kleenex, by saying that we don't usually say facial tissues

But, yeah, I forgot about Frisbee. *looks up on wikipedia*

Genericized trademarks include the Escalator and Kerosene... huh.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:50 PM   #20
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Default Re: Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".

Hey, here's some! Hula-Hoop, Dip'n'Dots ("Icecream of the Future"), Atari (For consoles they made)
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