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Can You Rollerblade On K2 Brand In-Line Skates?

Posted in Mixed Bag of Nuts

These kinds of signs — that appear to single out Rollerblade brand in-line skate loyalists – are all over the place. This one happens to be in the parking garage I use in downtown Minneapolis.

To understand why the Rollerblade brand may find itself in this perilous position, read on, here.

For some additional reading on the related question of verbing brands, take a look at this series of posts:

What do you think, do these kinds of "No Rollerblading" signs help or hurt the Rollerblade brand? How about the Rollerblade trademark?

And, where do you come down on the verbing of brands issue?