Re: Is there a name for these?

Subject: Re: Is there a name for these?
From: "Kristine J. Olberg" <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 19:17:10 -0500

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> From: Debbie Molinaro <debbiem -at- UCS -dot- NET>
> Is there a word to describe trade names that have become standards?
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> For example, Kleenex, Coke, Aspirin, Xerox are often used to describe

I believe they're called "brand names." The items you mention are
trademarks owned by their respective companies. You should not use them in
a generic sense but as adjectives (as pointed out by Dave Whelan).

Regards...Kris
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