“I’ll be a Monkey’s Uncle” Genericism Survey
by Pamela Chestek • September 1, 2008 • trademark
I read a case recently that made me wonder whether my personal reaction about the genericism of a phrase was right or wrong, so I decided I’d see what others think. I prepared a Teflon-type survey on SurveyMonkey for you to take; send your friends to take it too. It should take you no more than five minutes (shorter if you type fast or ignore the one question that requires typing). When I’ve collected enough responses I’ll be blogging the results, along with my thoughts on the case that provoked the survey.
The survey collects no personal information other than an age range and a U.S./non-U.S. selection. The survey is based on U.S. trademarks, but I’m happy to see what non-U.S. respondents have to say too. If you recognize what case inspired my survey and know the outcome, please answer the question with whatever your impression was before reading the case.
Just a disclaimer that it’s a survey for fun and won’t be reliable for anything other than seeing who’s the monkey’s uncle.
© 2008 Pamela Chestek