Over the summer Mrs. Cedar's niece discovered that making frozen ice cubes with sticks in paper Dixie cups, is an easy way to make summertime treats. You might recall the blog post featuring a photo of said niece from Maine and her frozen treats which she excitedly called "Popsicles".
Well the maker of Popsicle branded frozen treats is not pleased with the Cedar family and thousands of 10 year olds who make frozen "pops" at home.
The word from Unilever is straight and to the point:
"POPSICLE® is a registered trademark of Unilever and is NOT a name for just any frozen pop on a stick.
The POPSICLE® trademark can only be used to refer to the specific frozen pop products manufactured and sold by Unilever and should not be used to refer to frozen pop products of other companies or to frozen pops generally.
Appropriate generic terminology for frozen pops on a stick includes the terms "pop(s)," "ice pop(s)" and "freezer pop(s)." Misuse of these trademarks may violate Unilever’s exclusive rights in the mark."