Generic trademark

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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.

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Examples for brand names used as generic product name are:

References[change | change source]

  1. "The 25 greatest video game consoles – ranked!". the Guardian. 2020-07-16. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  2. Morphy, Erika. "The iPad as a Generic Name for Tablet? Here Comes the Cease-and-Desist Brigade". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  3. "15 Brand Names People Use as Generic Terms". SAGE Blog. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2022-10-03.