An infant bodysuit is a garment designed to be worn by infants much like a T-shirt; they are distinguished from T-shirts by an extension below the waist, with snaps or Velcro that allow it to be closed over the crotch. The purpose of the opening at the crotch is to facilitate access to the infant's diaper. Like T-shirts, infant bodysuits come in a wide variety of designs and may be worn as undergarments or as outer shirts. Other names include Onesies (a registered trademark often used in the United States as if it were generic; see below), creepers, diaper shirts, babygro, babygrow, mameluco, snapsuits or (baby) vests (in the UK).
Onesies brand 
One of the more popular brands of infant bodysuits is Onesies (pron.: // WUN-zeez), manufactured by Gerber Childrenswear (formerly part of Gerber Products Company). The terms "Onesie" or "Onesies" are sometimes used in the United States as if they were a genericized trademark; however, "Onesies" is a registered trademark of Gerber Childrenswear, which objects to both the usage of the term as a generic name and the usage of the singular form "Onesie". Gerber Childrenswear continues to enforce and defend its trademark, most of the times without even warning users that were not aware that "Onesies" belong to Gerber. A 2008 WIPO arbitration case between Kellwood Company (of which Gerber Childrenswear was a subsidiary at the time) and a company known as "Onesies Corporation" based in West Hollywood, California over the Internet domain name "onesies.net" concluded that Gerber Childrenswear had valid trademark rights, but that, for purposes of the domain name dispute, Kellwood had not proven that Onesies Corporation adopted the domain name in bad faith.  Despite the ruling, the domain name is currently registered to Gerber Childrenswear. Furthermore, some infringers have changed the name of garments they had called "onesies" when made aware of the federally-protected status of the trademark.
Babygro is also a trademark brand, invented in the U.S. in the 1950s by Walter Artzt.
See also 
OnePiece Jumpin (adult onesie clothing brand)
- "Onesie - Google Search". Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- "WIPO Domain Name Decision: D2008-1172".
- "Gerber Childrenswear Brand Usage". Gerber Childrenswear official website. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
- Wildcat Babywear College newsletter explanation of name change for a gift item previously referred to as a "onesie," June 2002 (retrieved June 2, 2007)
- "WIPO Domain Name Decision: D2008-1172, page 4, footnote2".
- "Baby Bodysuits & Baby Onesies".
- "BABYGRO". The Probert Encyclopaedia of Costume. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
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