A trademark that falls victim to genericide is referred to as a generic trademark. This by definition is an oxymoron, since a generic term can never be a trademark. Generic trademarks are those that end up in the trademark graveyard alongside asprin, cellophane, and pilates, to name a few.
Clients and marketing professionals are often confused as to the difference between registration of a domain name and registering a trademark or service mark. Domains names are not trademarks. A domain is nothing more than an Internet address, much like the street address where you live. Domain names do not afford protection against use of the domain name for competitive products or services unless separate trademark rights are established and registered.
Who wants to go to the expense and time to file for a federal trademark registration for a new brand name and then get rejected? As many as 70% of all trademark filings are initially rejected, with the Examining Lawyer at the USPTO issuing an Office Action refusing registration. Some Office Actions are scary, complicated, and require a lawyer.
Consumer loyalty is the behaviour of consistent purchasing of a brand over an extended period of time, measured as a proportion of times a consumer choses the same brand compared to other brands in the same category. Consumer loyalty is, quite rightly, seen as the key to a successful product and business. However, sometimes, even the best quality product does not garner the loyalty it deserves; and even advertising a product may only result in a short-term spike in sales, and may do little to stop consumers from switching to other brands over time.