11 Common Words You Use are Actually Brand Names

Different brands names have their its Own story of origin. At the Time of Naming Process, the marketer researched very well to choose the best name so that it can be easily pronounced and aware instantly. We found such things which names are very common and used to speak daily. But We Don’t know that its not word but actually a  brand name.The Main Reason for Such Successful words is First to launch and popular in its Category.There are many products names are generic but Competitors can’t use that.Which are these brands? A question in Mind.

These names are or were trademarked, but are now often used to describe any brand in a product category.


bandaid original name

Its Actually an Adhesive Bandage, or Sticking Plaster which is commonly used to protects the wound and scab from friction, bacteria, damage, and dirt. This brand is Owned By Americal Multinational Johnson and Johnson.

2. Fevicol

fevicol original name

In My Childhood,  I Used to say every adhesive a “Fevicol”. Fevicol has become a household name that is today synonymous with adhesives.This is the Power of Advertising and Marketing crafted by Pidilite to Create space in the Mind of Indian Customers. fevicol Brand is Owned by pidiilite Industries Ltd

3. Thermos

thermos original name

Vaccum Flesk is invented in 1892.The Thermos names is suggeseted by Munic Resident. It’s a Greek Word and its mean is “heat”.For over 110 years, Thermos is in the Market with their Quality Offering.Thermos GmbH sold trademark rights to three independent companies in 1907, who then began producing it and selling it around the world


jacuzzi original name

Founded in 1915 by seven brothers, led by Giocondo Jacuzzi.Jacuzzi an Italian American company that produces whirlpool bathtubs and hot tub spas.The company survived to become famous as the whirlpool and bubble bath manufacturer of today, with the name Jacuzzi becoming synonymous with the bath products.

5. Sellotape

sellotape original name

The name Sellotape was derived from cellophane.Clear Sticky tape is the original name of this Products.The term has become a genericised trademark in Britain and a number of other countries where it is sold. It was created by Swiss chemist Jacques E. Brandenberger and patented in 1912.

6. Xerox

xerox original name

Xerox was founded in 1906 in Rochester as The Haloid Photographic Company.Generally, for Copying paper, we used to say” Xerox ” it . but actually, its a Photocopying machine manufacturing American Company which sells print and digital document solutions.


jeep original name

Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. In Common language, we Used to say Many Vehicle as a Jeep. Like Mahindra jeep But There is no Such brand exist. The original name is Mahindra Commander and mahindra Thar.

8. Jet Ski

jetski original name

Jet Ski is the brand name of a personal water craft manufactured by A japanese Company Kawasaki.The term is often used generically to refer to any type of personal watercraft used mainly for recreation.The correct word for Jet Ski is a personal watercraft.

9. Vicks

vicks original name

First sold in 1905, VapoRub was originally manufactured by the family-owned company Richardson-Vicks.Vicks is an American brand of over-the-counter medications owned by the American company Procter & Gamble. The correct word for Vicks is an Ointment.

10. Formica

formica original name

Still, Many Carpenter used to say every laminate like Formica. Formica is a laminated composite material invented at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the United States in 1912. This Company has Acquire and expanded their products. The Correct word for Formica is “Laminate”

11. Vaseline

vaseline original name

Almost Everyone has used this product in Winter. Vaseline is a brand of petroleum jelly-based products owned by Anglo-Dutch company Unilever. In many languages, the word “Vaseline” is used as generic for petroleum jelly.

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