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GeorgeK
04-27-2017, 05:08 PM
The dog collar thing, not how it works, but is the term a generic term or a trademarked term? I want the generic.

Feel free to port this to the right forum if this isn't it.

King Neptune
04-27-2017, 05:32 PM
It is trademarked, but it is also being used as a generic term, which means that they either aren't paying their lawyers enough, or they think the free promotion from other people using it is worth the violation.

GeorgeK
04-27-2017, 05:35 PM
Thanks, that's the confusion. When I looked it up it appeared to be trademarked, but I couldn't find a generic name. I wanted the dog to have to do more than just jump a fence.

Alsikepike
04-27-2017, 06:27 PM
Generally you'd call it a wireless pet fence, or just a wireless fence. But I've heard invisible fence in generic terms too. Like how a kleenex is actually called a facial tissue. I'd day you're in the clear to use invisible fence as a term without any trouble.

armydillo978
04-28-2017, 03:19 AM
Or you could say "shock collar" and as the animal approaches the wire buried underground around the property, it'll get a jolt. Until the collar batteries wear out. :)

King Neptune
04-28-2017, 04:02 AM
Calling it wireless is deceptive, because the buried cable is central to how it works. Electronic might be a better term.

http://www.invisiblefence.com/how-it-works

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blacbird
04-28-2017, 06:03 AM
Even if it is trademarked, couldn't you use it in the same manner you might mention somebody drinking a Coke, or driving a Chevy?

caw

cmhbob
04-28-2017, 06:20 AM
I've also heard the phrase "electronic fence," which differentiates it from an electric fence.

GeorgeK
04-28-2017, 07:12 PM
Thanks everyone