It has been brought to our attention that your publication (10 October, page 95) used the term “formica” in a manner that could be interpreted to mean decorative plastic laminates in general.

While we are always please to see the Formica trade mark used correctly, the recent use in your publication of the term is, potentially, harmful to our rights. Formica is a registered trademark and the word must only be used to clearly identify genuine Formica brand products.

Richard Pollington, commerical director, Formica