Definition of "genericide"
  1. Loss of trademark rights due to its indiscriminate use to represent a type of product or service rather than the specific brand, causing it to become a common term
How to use "genericide" in a sentence
  1. The company feared the possibility of genericide as their product name was being used for all similar products.
  2. To combat genericide, manufacturers must enforce their trademark rights.
  3. Because of genericide, the brand name 'escalator' is now a common term for moving stairs.

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