16 Words You Use Every Day You Didn’t Realize Are Trademarked
Bubble Wrap® is not a generic term. Neither is Realtor®. Did you know any of these common words are actually trademarked brands?
Trademark registered: January 20, 2004
Owner: Google Inc.
Generic term: Internet search engine. Find out what Google and other company logos looked like when they were young.
Trademark registered: March 19, 1985
Owner: Tecnica Group S.P.A.
Generic term: inline skates. Don’t miss these 15 words that used to have completely different meanings.
Trademark registered: March 14, 1967
Owner: DC Comics Partnership, Marvel Characters, Inc.
Generic term: superhero
Trademark registered: April 1, 2008
Owner: Taser International, Inc.
Generic term: electroshock weapon. Learn the origins of 13 everyday abbreviations you use all the time.
Trademark registered: January 22, 2002
Owner: CONOPCO, Inc.
Generic term: petroleum jelly
Trademark registered: March 31, 1951
Owner: The Dow Chemical Company
Generic term: polystyrene foam. Don’t miss these 14 companies with fascinating histories behind their names.
Trademark registered: March 19, 2002
Owner: Gerber Childrenswear LLC
Generic term: bodysuit. (Only for infant’s and children’s clothing. Trademark for adult clothing was filed but not yet registered.) Next, check out these other everyday phrases you never knew were trademarked.