You might believe you're riding a Jet Ski, but this is just a personalized watercraft if it’s not produced by Kawasaki Primary Industries (the ‘champagne’ of personalized watercraft, if you will). 

Sealed Air Corporation's biggest compliment to our civilization, which they rightfully copyrighted, is arguably Bubble Wrap. Gerber Childrenswear also owns the word Onesies, which refers to infant bodysuits. I guess that technically means we’re wearing ‘adult’ onesies right now. The trademarks are rigorously enforced, as per the company website. Even now, the slow cooker, which goes by the branded product Crock-Pot, was designed as a beanery equipment.

Many of the things we do daily, such as zippers as well as escalators, were formerly big brands. Perhaps heroin, which should never be used, had a brand name. These trademarks are or have been copyrighted, but they're now commonly used to refer to any company in a particular product area.

Generic trademarks can be found all over the place, waiting to suit us one day. Here are 14 commonplace items that have a ridiculous brand name.

Bubble wrap GENERIC NAME: INFLATED PACKING MATERIAL Al Fielding and Marc Chavannes were attempting to make a textured wallpaper when they created what we know as Bubble Wrap now. In 1959, they repurposed their failed product as packaging to IBM to use to safely ship computers. CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

Hula Hoop GENERIC NAME: TOY HOOP Wham-O owns the trademark for Frisbee, as well as Hula Hoop, Slip 'N Slide, and even Hackeysack. They really have the monopoly on children's games. CRACKED.COM

Source: Westlaw

Band-Aid GENERIC NAME: BANDAGES PANSEMENTS ADHÉSIFS DE MARQUE Do not USD If open or damaged. BAND-AID STERILE N'atilizez pas si ouvert DU endommagé. Caution: The Packaging of This Product Contains Natural Rubber Latex Which May Cause Allergic Reactions. BRAND ADHESIVE BANDAGES Mise en garde: L'emballage de ce produit contient A housewife Josephine Dickson would have cuts on her fingers after cooking dinner. Her husband Earle was a cotton buyer at Johnson & Johnson who created adhesive bandages for his wife, leading to Johnson & Johnson's trademark of Band-Aid. CRACKED.COM

Source: Band-Aid

Q-Tips GENERIC NAME: COTTON SWAB Originally called Baby Gays (yes, really), Leo Gerstenzang changed the name of his product to Q-Tip Baby Gays, with 'Q' standing for quality. CRACKED.COM

Source: Q-Tips

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