Is there a name for these?

Subject: Is there a name for these?
From: Debbie Molinaro <debbiem -at- UCS -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 09:52:24 -0500

Hiya folks,

Is there a word to describe trade names that have become standards?

For example, Kleenex, Coke, Aspirin, Xerox are often used to describe
the entire class of products rather than the generic terms. (As in
Kleenex = tissue, Coke = cola, Aspirin = A.S.A, Xerox = to copy)


Debbie
(who specifically asks for Puffs Plus by name)

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Materials Research Corporation, Semiconductor Group
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