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31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

Why we use, we don’t know; it is like a habit. These 31 actual brand names we use in daily life as generic terms. Some of them are cancelled, abandoned and some are genericised due to overuse by common people.

1. Colgate for Toothpaste

Founded by William Colgate, brand owned by Colgate-Palmolive

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

2. Xerox for Photocopy

Brand owned by Xerox

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

3. Maggi for Noodles

Owner – Nestle

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

4. Cadbury for Sweetened Chocolates

Founded by John Cadbury, brand owned by Mondelēz International

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

5. Band-Aid for Adhesive Bandage

Owned by Johnson & Johnson

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

6. Bubble Wrap for Inflated Cushioning

Brand Owned by – Sealed Air Corporation

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

7. Scotch Tape for Clear Adhesive Tape

Owned by 3M

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

8. Sellotape for Cellulose based adhesive tape

Owner Henkel

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

9. Kerosene for Combustible Hydrocarbon Liquid

Owned by Abraham Genser

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

Indianexpress.com

10. Thermos for Vacuum Flask

Owned by Thermos GmBH

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

11. Vaseline for Petroleum Jelly

Owned by Unilever

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

12. App and App Store

Claimed by Apple but later cancelled and abandoned respectively, as overuse as generic use

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

13. Velcro for Hook and Loop Fastener

Owned by Velcro Company

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

14. Walkman for Personal Stereo

Brand owned by Sony

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

15. Ziploc for Zipper Storage Bags

Owned by S.C Johnson & Son

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

16. Trampoline

Owned by Griswold-Nessen

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

17. Videotape

Owned by Ampex Corporation

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

18. Escalator for Moving Staircase

Owned by Otis Elevator

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

19. Frisbee for flying disks

Brand owned by Wham-O

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

20. Google for Search Engine

No need for Image

21. Hula hoop for Toy Hoop

Brand owned by Wham-O

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

22. Jacuzzi for Whirlpool Bath

Brand Owner – Jacuzzi

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

23. Jeep

Brand owner – Chrysler

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

www.motoroids.com

25. Jet Ski for Stand-up Personal Watercraft

Brand owner – Kawasaki

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

26. Memory Stick

Owned by Sony

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

27. Post-it for Sticky Notes

Owned by 3M

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

28. PowerPoint PPT for Slideshow presentation

Owned by Microsoft

No need for image once again

29. JCB for Backhoe Loader

Owned by J.C. Bamford

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

30. Photoshop for Photo Editing

Owned by Adobe Systems

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

31. Tarmac for Asphalt Road

Owned by Tarmac Company

31 Brand Names We Use as Generic Terms

www.asphaltpartsus.com

Reference – Wikipedia

Do you any other brand name that we use as common word? Let us know in comments.

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