Legal Names of the 10 Famous Companies

Many companies are famous with their abbreviations, rather than their legal names.  Usually the names will be trademarkable and memorable. Let us see some of the expansions of the company names.


DHL is the global market ruler in the logistics industry. In addition to this, they also provide international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation and international mail services to its customers.  The company’s name DHL is derived from the last names of the founder of the company Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn.


The company which is located in a small town named Anand in Gujarat. It is a daily cooperative which is now and again referred to as Anand Milk Union Limited.


IKEA is a Sweden-based international home products company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture. IKEA is an acronym made out of four letters – Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd. I is for Ingvar, the first name of the founder of IKEA stores. K is for Kamprad, the last name of the founder of IKEA stores. E is for Elmtaryd, the name of the farm where Ingvar Kamprad grew up. A is for Agunnaryd, the name of the village near Kamprad’s boyhood home.


HTC is a Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones and tablets. HTC was at first founded with the name High Tech Computer Corporation.


JBL is an audio electronics company owned by Harman International and JBL are the initials of the name of the company’s founder James Bullough Lansing.


3M, which was initially known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is a multinational conglomerate corporation in the United States. The main products of the company include adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental products, electronic materials, medical products, car care products, electronic circuits and optical films.


H&M is a Swedan-based company for fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. The full name of the company is Hennes & Mauritz AB but it is popularly known as H&M.


AT & T is a popular American-based multinational telecommunications corporation and the largest provider of both mobile telephony and of fixed telephony in the US. The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is often referred to as AT&T.

ING Group

ING Group is a financial institution that provides banking, asset management, and insurance services. The full name of the company is International Netherlands Group.


BMW, which is a famous German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company, is founded in 1917.  The name is the abbreviation for Bayerische Motoren Werke.

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