Two famous brands that share a single brand name? Impossible, right? Surely, trademark law would prevent one company or product from stealing the brand name of another. But it happens all the time. Two brands can easily use the same name when they’re using it for different goods and services, thereby reducing the likelihood of […]
For many, the future has become a tenuous and precarious thing, but for those just launching a business, your company name doesn’t have to be. While there is no way to completely future-proof your company name (as we’ve seen with Corona beer and Arizona electronics manufacturer Covid), here are five forward-looking tips to ensure that […]
When it comes to the brand naming process, we usually only see the final result: the new name. At that point, it’s easy to pick out flaws. The name might be hard to pronounce, offensive, or too similar to a competitor’s brand. But what about mistakes along the way? The “bad” brand names we encounter […]
A quick internet search will tell you there are five “most common” types of brand names, six “name categories,” seven “popular” types of brand names, 10 “types of brand names to consider,” three “categories” of brand names that include over 13 types of names, and 18 types of product names. In case your head isn’t […]
An abstract brand name is a brand name with no apparent connection to the underlying brand.
We’re just weeks away from the official beginning of Atlantic storm season. Along with tropical storms and hurricanes, we can expect a handful of the perennial articles about how storms are named. You probably already know the basic naming system: Hurricanes are named with alternating male and female names, organized alphabetically and starting over […]
In 1996, Jean-Noël Kapferer aimed to conceptualize what he considers the six elements of a brand’s identity. The Brand Identity Prism works as a diagram to help us understand these elements and how they relate to one another. Together, Kapferer argues, the elements help businesses build strong brands, which in turn helps them communicate clearly and […]