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Adobe's objection[edit]

I don't see why Adobe object to their proper noun "Photoshop" being used as a common verb; such usages have been shown to have little or no effect on the original trademark, even in cases such as the common noun and verb "[to] spam" where the extremely negative connotations might be expected to reflect badly on the original trademark ("SPAM" in this case). Hormel indeed don't object to the common form, although they do object to any of their trademarks (the proper noun, their logotype, images of the product, etc.) being used in place of the common word, as often happens with the proper noun and occasionally (especially in magazines) with other trademarks. 17:54, 25 March 2008 (UTC)