Having the same brand name with other brands is unavoidable. Sometimes it just happens coincidentally. There are many popular brands that share nearly the same names but provide vastly different products.
A good example would be Apple. In the computer industry, no one is allowed to use the name “Apple” as a way of identifying themselves, except for Apple Computers, Inc. because they are the first to use that symbol and name to sell computers. Another company that uses the name Apple is Apple records, a record label company founded by The Beatles.
In Malaysia, there are two companies that are called Magnum. Magnum Corporation Sendirian Berhad, a gaming company that engages in Malaysia and Singapore’s lottery industry, whereas Magnum is an ice cream brand owned by the the Unilever company.
A Chinese Facebook page shared a Facebook post on their page regarding a Facebook user, who mistook Magnum as Magnum 4D by writing on Magnum’s Facebook wall, asking them for the first prize of the four digits number that is going to strike on Wednesday.
The post went viral in less than 24 hours, with over 1,400 shares and more than 4,900 of likes as of yesterday (December 17). Trolls have picked up on this opportunity to leave similar comments on Magnum’s page.
These Facebook users were obviously just joking with Magnum, but we can’t help but wonder what would come next, Facebook users leaving comments at the Magnum 4D page asking for Magnum ice cream?
Internet, you crack us up!