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  • Brand NamesWhich HaveBecomeGeneric
  • Xerox
    Xerox Corporation is a Fortune 500 global management company which was founded in 1906. It manufactures and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers.
    The word "Xerox" is commonly used as a synonym for "photocopy"
  • Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation which provides Internet search, cloud computing, advertising technologies, and search engines.
    The word " Google " is commonly used as a verb, i.e. "using an internet search engine."
    Google
  • Escalator
    "escalator" was trademarked by Charles Seeberger in 1990, to gel with his device's debut at the ExplositionUniverselle.
  • Thermos
    The first vacuum flask for commercial use was made in 1904, when a German company Thermos GmnH, was formed.
  • Aspirin
    Aspirin lost its status as a registered trademark in France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, where it became a generic name. Today, "Aspirin" is a generic word in Australia, France, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Jamaica, the Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Coke
    Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink, produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke.
    The word "Coke" is used more commonly to refer to any soft drink, not just cola.
  • Butterscotch
    Butterscotch, or correctly known as Doncaster Butterscotch, is a type of confectionery.
    The term "butterscotch" is used for the flavor of brown sugar and butter together, even in cases where the actual confection butterscotch is not involved.