Let me share with you few facts about the subject of your post:
Many people are not aware the Xerox is a brand name of a product,and continue to use the word as 'verb'.This clearly shows how the brand has influenced the normal consumer.
There are several other products of this kind,and I share here another example below:
Walkman is the brand of SONY and is a proprietority brand exclusively to be used by SONY only.This brand name is used for personal recorders.
But today even other manufacturers use this name for their 'personal recorders'.
Many is not aware of this fact.
1st May 2011 From India, Madras
"Death is the determiner of Life, so Life is nothing"
Opps! Not in the mood to argue wth dead ones
1st May 2011 From India, Nasik