WORD LISTS

Trademarks

January 31, 2007
By Marc Tinkler (New York, NY)Visual Thesaurus Moderator
Everyday words that are trademarked that you might not think were...
aspirin
band aid
generic term: adhesive bandage
Clorox
generic term: bleach
Colt
generic term: handgun
Crazy Glue
generic term: cyanoacrylate
Dacron
generic term: Polyethylene terephthalate
Dumpster
Formica
generic term: laminate countertop
Frisbee
generic term: flying disc
Harris Tweed
generic term: tweed
Hoover
generic term: vacuum cleaner
Jacuzzi
generic term: whirlpool
Jaws of Life
Jell-O
generic term: gelatin dessert
Kleenex
generic term: tissue
Lego
Luger
generic term: gun
Mace
Magic Marker
generic term: felt tip pen
Plexiglas
generic term: acrylic sheet
popsicle
Post-It
generic term: self-stick notepad
Pyrex
generic term: soda-lime glass
roller blade
generic term: inline skate
scotch tape
generic term: cellophane tape
Sheetrock
generic term: gypsum wall board
Skivvies
generic term: underwear
Styrofoam
generic term: expanded polystyrene
Teflon
thermos
generic term: vacuum flask
Vaseline
generic term: petroleum jelly
velcro
generic term: hook and loop fastener
Wiffle Ball
xerox
generic term: photocopy
Zamboni
zipper

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