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js_africanus
05-17-2005, 02:20 PM
Dumpster®, also known as dumpster for purposes of taking the symbol out in case it confuses search terms, is a trademarked item.

Is there a word that is the generic equivalent, such as in-line skates for Rollerblades®, photocopy for Xerox®, or tissue for Kleenex®? Specifically, an item that functions as a Dumpster® does, and which can differentiated from the average trash can.

Please advise.

Scott Plaid
05-17-2005, 02:25 PM
Trash bin.

The Universe Lashes Out
05-17-2005, 02:26 PM
Bart: Otto-Man? You're living in a dumpster?
Otto: Ho, man, I wish. Dumpster-brand trash bins are top-of-the-line. This is just a Trash-Co waste disposal unit.

Either "trash bins" or "waste disposal units" appear to be acceptable. According to Otto.

Acsenray
05-17-2005, 03:02 PM
Dumpster®, also known as dumpster for purposes of taking the symbol out in case it confuses search terms

The trademark is "Dumpster." The registration symbol is not mandatory, and, indeed, is not considered part of what the company has registered as a trademark, so you don't have to use it if you're worried about confusing the search function.

, is a trademarked item.

The Dumpster is not a trademarked item. The term "Dumpster" is a trademarked term. Things can't be trademarked. Only terms referring to things can be trademarked. If you find it necessary to indicate its registration status, you can say that "Dumpster" is a registered trademark.

trash bin, waste bin
waste receptacle

You can modify any of the above suggestions with the adjective "large."

chaoticbear
05-17-2005, 03:22 PM
How about "generic Dumpster"?

js_africanus
05-17-2005, 03:35 PM
If you find it necessary to indicate its registration status...
®

Use Alt+0174

For trademark stuff, look here (uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/trade_defin.htm). I do not care. I'm just seeking a term that distinguishes one type of rubbish bin from the rest. "Large" might work.

Scott Plaid
05-17-2005, 03:37 PM
I am pretty damn sure that no one ever uses the term "Trash bin" for a small object that can be carried by one person. Rubbish bin, yes, but not "trash bin"

gotpasswords
05-17-2005, 03:47 PM
During a neighborhood cleanup weekend, the city said they would provide refuse containers. I've also seen "roll-off container"

But really, how many companies make these things?

Acsenray
05-17-2005, 05:20 PM
[QUOTE=js_africanusFor trademark stuff, look here (uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/trade_defin.htm).[/QUOTE]

Well, following your handy link, I used the P.T.O.'s search function to look up the actual trademark in question and I found that the owner of the mark (strangely enough called "Dempster Bros.") describes its product as a "container for receiving, transporting, and dumping materials of various kinds--namely, refuse, trash, garbage, scrap, dirct, and rocks."

That description offers a number of possibilities -- "large refuse container" sounds good to me.

Scarlett67
05-17-2005, 05:46 PM
For trademark stuff, look here (uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/trade_defin.htm).
[url=http://inta.org/tmcklst1.htm]INTA[/url (the International Trademark Association) is also your friend. It gives proper styling of hundreds of trademarks, along with the generic terms preferred by the trademark holders.

Scarlett67
05-17-2005, 05:47 PM
Crap. INTA (http://inta.org/tmcklst1.htm)

Acsenray
05-17-2005, 08:01 PM
Crap. INTA (http://inta.org/tmcklst1.htm)

And ... Inta says -- Dumpster trash containers, hoisting units

spingears
05-17-2005, 09:14 PM
Hobo Hotel?

Short Haul Trash Transporter -- To the compactor -- To the land fill.

Sometimes just for storage for compactor to come to it.

After all it is just a big metal trash container with hinged lid and maybe doors.

postcards
05-17-2005, 10:07 PM
"Short Haul Trash Transporter"

Now if they only had put the word 'Integrated' between 'Trash' and 'Haul', it would have made the ultimate acronym.

amarone
05-17-2005, 10:29 PM
In England we call it a skip. I do not know why.

Richard Pearse
05-17-2005, 11:50 PM
We call it a skip in Australia as well. I suspect that Skip may be, or have been, a brand name of some sort.

spingears
05-18-2005, 08:26 AM
"Short Haul Trash Transporter"
Now if they only had put the word 'Integrated' between 'Trash' and 'Haul', it would have made the ultimate acronym.
NO, NO!

That's already taken by Tennessee Institute of Technology!

Acsenray
05-18-2005, 09:24 AM
We call it a skip in Australia as well. I suspect that Skip may be, or have been, a brand name of some sort.

I'm pretty sure that "skip" has a specialised meaning for transportation and nautical purposes, but the two online dictionaries I checked (Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com) and my desk copy of Webster's New World weren't enlightening on this point.

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