Definitions of "generic"
  1. Refers to a term or phrase that is too common or descriptive to qualify for trademark protection
  2. Indicates a term or phrase that is not unique, usually pertaining to the naming of a product or service
How to use "generic" in a sentence
  1. The term 'smoothie' is considered generic and can't be trademarked because it's a common name for fruit blended drinks.
  2. The drug company lost its lawsuit because the court decided the drug name was generic and couldn't be protected by trademark.
  3. Applying for a trademark on the term 'Fast Food' would be pointless because it has a generic, nonproprietary name.

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