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6th Jun '17 5:32:41 PM ClipboardFox22
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4 features the convenience store Owson, modified from the name of ubiquitous Japanese conbini Lawson. For the manga's 25th anniversary, a Lawson in Araki's hometown Sendai (which is the basis of the setting in Part 4) was even remade into an Owson. Part 4 also has mention of a Western-style restaurant chain called Jonny's, a play on Jonathan's, a popular chain in Japan.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4 features the convenience store Owson, modified from the name of ubiquitous Japanese conbini Lawson. For the manga's 25th anniversary, a Lawson in Araki's hometown Sendai (which is the basis of the setting in Part 4) was even remade into an Owson. Part 4 also has mention of a Western-style restaurant chain called Jonny's, a play on Jonathan's, a popular chain in Japan.[[note]] The same chain that Jonathan is named after. No, really.[[/note]]



** Also averted, with a 7-Up sign in part 3 and a Pepsi sign in part 4.



** Nihon also supplies cameras for ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', in the anime. There's also a Fuji-like sign (when Sakaki buys her Nihon camera), but no text is visible. In addition, the characters occasionally get food from W[[AC:g]]Donald's.

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** Nihon also supplies cameras for ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', in the anime. There's also a Fuji-like sign (when Sakaki buys her Nihon camera), but no text is visible. In addition, the characters occasionally get food from W[[AC:g]]Donald's.W[[AC:g]]'s.



* [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Dr. McNinja]]'s first published foe was against the fast-food clown everybody is familiar with: Donald [=McBonald=]! (It actually ''was'' [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Ronald McDonald]] when first published; Chris Hastings later [[OrwellianRetcon touched up the original chapters]], so he could continue to use the character without fear of litigation.)

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* [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Dr. McNinja]]'s first published foe was against the fast-food clown everybody is familiar with: Donald with: [=McBonald=]! (It actually ''was'' [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Ronald McDonald]] when first published; Chris Hastings later [[OrwellianRetcon touched up the original chapters]], so he could continue to use the character without fear of litigation.)
3rd Jun '17 3:05:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/234924 Undazzled]]'' has Mee Too, must likely a Bland Name variant of the WiiU.

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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/234924 Undazzled]]'' has Mee Too, must likely a Bland Name variant of the WiiU.UsefulNotes/WiiU.



** Most object shows don't bother creating Bland Name Products, instead choosing to use the product's actual name (the host of one object show is a WiiU Game Pad, and its logo is used on its face), II being the exception.

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** Most object shows don't bother creating Bland Name Products, instead choosing to use the product's actual name (the host of one object show is a WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU Game Pad, and its logo is used on its face), II being the exception.
29th May '17 11:43:14 PM PaulA
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* In "The Man Who Sold the Moon" by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, the title character at one point takes advantage of a rivalry between soft drink manufacturers "Moka-Coka" and "6+".
29th May '17 1:01:05 AM SuperMary
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** Fila's distinctive "F" logo was altered into an "E" (for "Echizen", as in Ryoma Echizen) in the anime.

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** Fila's distinctive "F" logo was altered into an "E" "R" (for "Echizen", "Ryoma", as in Ryoma Echizen) in the anime.
22nd May '17 5:53:24 PM Kadorhal
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'''Quagmire''': Oh, come o- Th-they don't ''[[DisneyOwnsThisTrope own'' French fries!

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'''Quagmire''': Oh, come o- Th-they don't ''[[DisneyOwnsThisTrope own'' own]]'' French fries!
22nd May '17 5:52:50 PM Kadorhal
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* All over the place in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'', if you bother looking. Parodied with some vending machines in the second game for a drink called "Professor Doctor", calling it "the original" and asking that you "don't settle for imitators".

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* All over the place in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'', if you bother looking.looking - up to and including Cheezee Pooz, a parody of the already bland-name Cheesy Poofs from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Parodied with some vending machines in the second game for a drink called "Professor Doctor", calling it "the original" and asking that you "don't settle for imitators".



* Futurama had 30th Century Fox and Geneworks, S.K.G., which were both references to movie studios.
** Its closing logo even reflects this, where it is read as "30th CENTURY FOX TELEVISION" (or "30th TELEVISION" in syndication)
** "Attack of the Killer App" has the [=eyePhone=], inserted into the eye.



** [=KidNappster=]

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** [=KidNappster=][[spoiler:Kid]]Nappster



** Its closing logo even reflects this, which reads "30th CENTURY FOX TELEVISION" (or "30th TELEVISION" in syndication)



'''Quagmire''': Oh, come o- Th-they don't ''own'' French fries!

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'''Quagmire''': Oh, come o- Th-they don't ''own'' ''[[DisneyOwnsThisTrope own'' French fries!
11th May '17 11:40:52 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Commonly for the lulz, a portmanteau of a well-name brand with some other unrelated word - "Pescadillac" combines luxury-brand Cadillac with "pescadilla", Spanish for whiting, which is not expensive. Sometimes only some letters are changed to ease a Spaniard's pronunciation.
11th May '17 4:06:05 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': Companies tend to be renamed, for example Penchesa (Endesa) or Teleafónica (this one doubles as a PunnyName, a mix of telecommunications company Telefónica and the Spanish word for "aphonic"), and the city is paralyzed every time the big soccer derby between Parchelona (FC Barcelona) and Fespañol (RCD Espanyol) takes place.
7th May '17 8:43:24 AM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', the bears watch videos on [[Website/YouTube Everyone's Tube]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', the Seen a few times on ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears''. The bears watch funny Internet videos on [[Website/YouTube Everyone's Tube]].Tube]] and watch their favorite TV shows and movies on ''Cineweb''.
7th May '17 7:30:12 AM KatanaCat
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''; Steven's current home game system is a DOLPHIN, which in real life was the production codename for Nintendo's Gamecube. The system itself is hooked up to a SUMY-brand television. WordOfGod, however, is that this series takes place in an AlternateHistory to our own, so these may be actual names, rather than knockoffs.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''; Steven's current home game system is a DOLPHIN, which in real life was the production codename for Nintendo's Gamecube. The system itself is hooked up to a SUMY-brand television. WordOfGod, however, is that this series takes place in an AlternateHistory to our own, so these may be actual names, rather than knockoffs. The characters are also seen watching videos on [=TubeTube=], and posting "cheeps" (which correspond to [[https://twitter.com/PERIDOT5XG/ actual tweets]] on an official CharacterBlog).
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