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20 Brand Names You Do not Realize Are Brand Names

Brand Name means a name given by the maker or owner of a product or range of products. It means it is a name given to a particular item or product to easily identify the same.

Every product has a different brand name. But sometimes its happen that brand name becomes so popular that people start using it as a generic name. In short, you will start calling the product by its brand name. Yes, this happens when a brand gets so popular.  It’s called genericization and below are the top 20 example of genericized trademarks.

20 Brand Names You Do not Realize Are Brand Names

Below are the top 19 brand names that you don’t realize are actually brand names.

Colgate

Yes, in India, no matter which brand of toothpaste you purchased. You will always call it as Colgate only.

Colgate

Colgate

Maggi

In India, all Noodles brands are known by the common name called as Maggi. Bhaiya Maggi Dena ( Please give me the Maggi)

Meri Maggi

Meri Maggi

Fevicol

Fevicol is a popular brand used for the Adhesive.

Fevicol

Fevicol

Xerox

In India, no one uses the word ‘Photocopy’ instead, they call it as ‘Xerox’.

Xerox

Xerox

Bisleri Mineral Water

Bisleri’ is used for purchasing a mineral water. But the word ‘Bisleri‘ is a brand name, not a product name.Bisleri Mineral Water

Bisleri Mineral Water

Cello Pen

The term ‘Cello‘ is a well-known brand for the pen.  But we are using it as a generic word for purchasing pen of any brand.

Cello Pen

Cello Pen

Thermos

Thermos is another brand that you don’t realize are actually a brand name. We use this word too frequently to purchase Vacuum flask.

Thermos

Thermos

Band AID

The ‘band AID’ is a brand, not a product. It is a brand name of Johnson & Johnson’s line of adhesive bandages.

BandAid

BandAid

Bubble Wrap

Yes it is a brand name, not a product name. The brand is produced by the Product Care division of Sealed Air.

Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap

PowerPoint

The word ‘Powerpoint‘ is used for all type of presentation.

PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation

PhotoShop

Similarly, the word ‘Photoshop‘ is used for all type of Photo Editing Software.

Photoshop

Photoshop

Google

No matter which Search Engine you use it. You will always say ‘Google It‘, not Bing It or something else.

Google Logo

Google Logo

Vaseline

Vaseline is a popular brand for the winter cream. In India, the word ‘Vaseline‘ is used for all types of winter cream.

Vaseline

Vaseline

Bristol Cigarette

Bristol is a generic term used for the Cigarette. But do you know, Bristol is a brand owned by ITC Limited.

Bristol Cigarette

Bristol Cigarette

Skype

The word ‘Skype‘ is used for Video Conferencing.

Skype

Skype

Coke

The Coke brand of Coca-Cola is used to purchase Cold drinks in India.

coca cola marketing campaign

coca cola marketing campaign

Gillette

Gillette is a brand owned by Procter & Gamble.

Gillette Razor

Gillette Razor

JCB

JCB brand is owned by J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited. It is universally known for the Mechanical Excavator.

JCB

JCB

Classmate

Classmate brand is owned by ITC Limited. It is universally used by Indian for Notebooks.

Classmate Notebook

Classmate Notebook

WalkMan

Do you know ‘Walk-Man‘ is a brand owned by Sony?

Walkman

Walkman

Escalator

Yes, Escalator is a brand owned by Otis Elevator Company. 

Escalator by Otis Elevator Company

Escalator by Otis Elevator Company Image Source

Now your turn. If we missed out any name then please share the same in below comment box. We will be happy to hear from you all.

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