Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Dec 6 18:55:02 UTC 2005

On 12/6/05, Alice Faber <faber at> 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.

Proquest has it from 1979, the year that the trademark was first filed:

The trademark was registered to Will Vinton Studios, which created the
California Raisins commercials. More here:

--Ben Zimmer

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