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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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If you make a good product, name your company after your product, like Sharp did.

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Here’s another one of the companies that started with a too-long name and wisely went in another direction. Sharp, which is one of the largest business product providers in the world, was originally named Hayawaka Brothers Shokai. But in 1915, they debuted one of its most famous and popular products – the mechanical pencil. The pencil was called the Ever Ready Sharp propelling pencil. So the company decided to change its name to just Sharp, in honor of the pencil that put it on the map.

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