generic name

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Name of a successful (and usually the first) product, used commonly by people to name an entire category or class of products. For example, Fridge (refrigerator), PC (desktop computer), Thermos (vacuum flask), were once exclusive brand names but now refer to all brands under their respective category of products. Generic names cannot be owned by anyone, not even by the firm who first introduced them.

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You may want to just have a generic name for your product so that it always sticks in the mind of your consumers.
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When you think of soda, you don't specifically think of Coca Cola. More often than not, when you hear the brand discussed its by its' generic name, Coke.
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I thought the product was not gonna sell at all because it had a really generic name that was not really interesting.
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