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
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Below are the top 19 brand names that you don’t realize are actually brand names.
Yes, in India, no matter which brand of toothpaste you purchased. You will always call it as Colgate only.
In India, all Noodles brands are known by the common name called as Maggi. Bhaiya Maggi Dena ( Please give me the Maggi)
Fevicol is a popular brand used for the Adhesive.
In India, no one uses the word ‘Photocopy’ instead, they call it as ‘Xerox’.
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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.
Thermos is another brand that you don’t realize are actually a brand name. We use this word too frequently to purchase Vacuum flask.
The ‘band AID’ is a brand, not a product. It is a brand name of Johnson & Johnson’s line of adhesive bandages.
Yes it is a brand name, not a product name. The brand is produced by the Product Care division of Sealed Air.
The word ‘Powerpoint‘ is used for all type of presentation.
Similarly, the word ‘Photoshop‘ is used for all type of Photo Editing Software.
No matter which Search Engine you use it. You will always say ‘Google It‘, not Bing It or something else.
Vaseline is a popular brand for the winter cream. In India, the word ‘Vaseline‘ is used for all types of winter cream.
Bristol is a generic term used for the Cigarette. But do you know, Bristol is a brand owned by ITC Limited.
The word ‘Skype‘ is used for Video Conferencing.
The Coke brand of Coca-Cola is used to purchase Cold drinks in India.
Gillette is a brand owned by Procter & Gamble.
JCB brand is owned by J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited. It is universally known for the Mechanical Excavator.
Classmate brand is owned by ITC Limited. It is universally used by Indian for Notebooks.
Do you know ‘Walk-Man‘ is a brand owned by Sony?
Yes, Escalator is a brand owned by Otis Elevator Company.
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.