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Old 03-17-2011, 04:26 PM   #31
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Default Re: Zamboni has been renamed?

Yeah, Ice Resurfacer is just so boring and lame...
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:17 PM   #32
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why change it to something that is boring?! weirddd.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #33
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Default Re: Zamboni has been renamed?

Yeah Zamboni is copyrighted, someone from the company must have made them change it. They should have just called it a Zoomboni, parody names aren't copyrighted
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:41 PM   #34
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Actually, names aren't copyrighted--they are trademarked.
It makes sense Zamboni would object to use of its name.

If a company doesn't police and stop others from using its trademark, it can become a "generic" term--a common name for a type of product. Generic terms are not be protected by law.

This especially can become a problem when one company's product dominates a particular market. For example, "Kleenex" has managed to remain a trademark, but "aspirin," "cellophane," and "trampoline" were once trademarked terms that became generic terms and lost their legal protection.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:46 PM   #35
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View Post Originally Posted by AmandaLynnGail
Yeah Zamboni is copyrighted, someone from the company must have made them change it. They should have just called it a Zoomboni, parody names aren't copyrighted
I like that name "Zoomboni" that's really cute!

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Actually, names aren't copyrighted--they are trademarked. It makes sense Zamboni would object to use of its name.

If a company doesn't police and stop others from using its trademark, it can become a "generic" term--a common name for a type of product. Generic terms are not be protected by law.

This especially can become a problem when one company's product dominates a particular market. For example, "Kleenex" has managed to remain a trademark, but "aspirin," "cellophane," and "trampoline" were once trademarked terms that became generic terms and lost their legal protection.
Thanks, Firebird, that's good info!
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:12 PM   #36
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I just noticed that the zamboni or whatever is now called the ice resurfacer! strange!
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:46 AM   #37
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ohhh. Zamboni is the name of a company. Perhaps there were copyright or registered trademark issues?
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:53 AM   #38
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I saw that too. I wonder why they did change the name.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:29 AM   #39
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I posted this already on another thread but it seems to fit here as well...

Farewell Zamboni
(Hello Ice Resurfacer)

There's two big words we cannot say:
Zam-bone-knee and Fabber-jay.
Just say you got an ice machine
that smoothes the ripples from the scene,
And you can add that it's just zoomin'
But say that name and they'll be fumin'!
And if the egg that you now hold
Has pretty jewels and's trimmed in gold,
Say not the maker of that prize
Or that might poke you in the eyes!
Compare it not to Fabergé
Did the corporate cops just get their way?!
What of our precious Zambonies?
Don't call them that! I beg you, please!
You now must stick to the generics
When you declare its many merits:
It's cool, it's cute, it's green and blue,
It has a blade and a brush too!
I want to say it's a Zamboni -
They say I musn't, I say baloney!



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Old 03-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #40
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View Post Originally Posted by kristaw5
ohhh. Zamboni is the name of a company. Perhaps there were copyright or registered trademark issues?
Thta's probably the case.
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