Skip to content
MARKETING LOVE » Marketing Speaks » 20 Brand Names You Do not Realize Are Brand Names

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.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    5 × three =