A brand name owned by a specific company

A brand name owned by a specific company

Have you heard a name you recognise from everyday use but didn’t know the brand name was owned by a specific company?

If you have, then it may surprise you how many there actually are. So for today here are ten examples of brand names owned by a specific company:

โœˆ๏ธ Airfix – originally owned by Humbrol, today it’s a Hornby brand name, any other brand is a plastic injection moulded model kit.

๐Ÿฉน Band-Aid – owned by Johnson & Johnson, anything else is an adhesive bandage.

๐Ÿ–Š Biro – a French owned trademark for the production of the ball point pen.

๐Ÿ’ญ Bubble wrap – how we all love to pop it to relieve stress. The brand was originally called Air Cap, but today should only be used by one company, Sealed Air Corporation.

๐Ÿ’ท Cashpoint – we use the โ€˜hole in the wallโ€™ however Cashpoint is a branded term owned by Lloyds Bank.

๐Ÿ‘„ Chap Stick – really a lip balm. The term Chap Stick was originally owned by Pfizer but now owned by GlaxoSmithKline.

๐Ÿ“’ Filofax – the 1980s icon is a brand owned by The Letts Filiofax Group, any other product should be called a personal organiser.

๐Ÿ“ˆ PowerPoint – owned by Microsoft, any other software is a presentation and graphics program.

๐Ÿ– Sharpie – the permanent marker was invented in 1956, but the Sharpie wasnโ€™t introduced until 1964. Today, the products are almost synonymous with one another.

๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ Velcro – George de Mastreal invented Velcro when he discovered that burrs stuck to matted dog fur. It’s actually a blend of two French words, ‘velour’ meaning velvet and ‘crochet’ meaning hook. Today, it is the worldโ€™s most prominent brand of hook and loop fasteners.

๐Ÿ‘€ Are there any other brands you can think of that I haven’t listed? Pop in a comment if you think of any more.