Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Dec 6 18:47:08 UTC 2005

On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 01:40:27PM -0500, Alice Faber wrote:
> Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
> >I saw my first claymation movie this morning. Since then I have found it
> >all over the web - it appears to be a registered mark, though the term is
> >widely used in a generic sense, it seems.
> >
> It's got to be at least 20 years old, going back to the California
> Raisins commercial in the mid 80s.

It doesn't _have_ to--just because they used the technique doesn't
mean the term existed then.

In any case, it did exist--the trademark was registered in 1981.

Jesse Sheidlower

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