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genericides.org keeps a list of generic trademarks. We support the list with examples of "generic use" in newspapers worldwide. The entry below is such example.

Sie war schmucklos und neutral genug, um sich durch Spraydosen, Tipp-Ex und Schablonen ganz in meine eigene zu verwandeln

Involved trademark

Involved news organisation

Date
Is the trademark here used in an expression?
No
In what news organisation did it appear?
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Translation
It was plain and neutral enough to be transformed into my own with spray cans, Tipp-Ex and stencils