|Originally posted by RowansDad
I'm sensing a hostillity here to trademark owners in general. Look, a trademark is often a valuable property of a seller or manufacturer, because it is the symbol of the company's goodwill and of its products and services.
HOWEVER, when you've got a common word in the language, widely used, then a company trademarking it just seems like a cheap method to hijack the IDEA behind the word(s). My latest peeve of this sort is what I see on ads for a FOX show that shall remain nameless 'cause I think it is alternatingly boring and nasty: "Fair and Balanced(TM)" Especially since they AREN'T fair nor balanced at all!