A generic trademark or genericized trademark is a brand name that became a generic term for a product class. This happens because it is so popular that people use it as a synonym for all products of this class.
Examples[change | change source]
Examples for brand names used as generic product name are:
- Nintendo for video game consoles
- iPad for tablet computers
- PowerPoint for presentation softwares
References[change | change source]
- "The 25 greatest video game consoles – ranked!". the Guardian. 2020-07-16. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
- Morphy, Erika. "The iPad as a Generic Name for Tablet? Here Comes the Cease-and-Desist Brigade". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
- "15 Brand Names People Use as Generic Terms". SAGE Blog. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2022-10-03.