9 international product trademarks that morphed into an entire product category

This article identifies some everyday products that have become the victims of trademark genericization, meaning they’ve morphed from a single product identified under a name to an entire product category

aspirin

While some of the 9 products below are truly victims of genericide, having had their trademarks canceled in a court, others simply failed to register as trademarks at all, or in some cases, weren’t renewed or were abandoned for other reasons. Aspirin Formally known as acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin was created in 1897 and originally trademarked […]

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