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Words you didn't know are trademarks

Updated: Jan 11

Did you know the word "Frappuccino" is a registered trademark in Malaysia?!


Here are some words we use everyday that you may not know are actually registered trademarks!


FRAPPUCCINO

Starbucks Corporation introduced the range of ice-blended drinks in 1995, and in the same year, they registered the word "Frappuccino" in Malaysia for coffee and various other drinks. So, the next time you're having an orange mocha frappuccino while you're sorting through some issues, raise your plastic cup in honour of the twin-tailed siren!



THERMOS


Malaysia wasn't even around when THERMOS LLC registered its trademark here in 1948!











VELCRO

Another oldie but goodie, fastening your school shoes would have been a lot harder without this miracle invention whose trademark is registered in Malaysia since 1961










JETSKI

A trademark of KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA. So technically, if it's not made by KAWASAKI, it ain't a JETSKI! Too bad though, cause the lyrics "wet me like a Jet Ski" just doesn't have quite the same ring to it if you have to say "personal water craft" instead.




JACUZZI

A registered trademark of JACUZZI INC in Malaysia since 1987. So remember the next time your friend tells you his/her deepest most haram fantasies involving Henry Cavill and a jacuzzi, you must set him/her straight! It's a hot tub, unless it's actually made by Jacuzzi Inc




FRISBEE

First of all, it's a chakram! And second, it's definitely not a frisbee! Unless Xena is a spokesperson for WHAM-O HOLDING LIMITED, who's the actual owner of the registered trademark "FRISBEE".

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