IBM (International Business Machines) Corporation was founded in 1896 (or 1889?) in Endicott, New York, as «Tabulating Machine Company». In 1911 it was incorporated as «Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation». It took the name IBM in 1924.
It’s current headquarters are in Armonk, New York. Most of the (almost 400.000) employees are not descendants of the founders of the «Tabulating Machine Company, or even of the 1924 IBM. Its products have changed, from typewriters to (among others) computers, mainframes, software and services.
Does the company still have the exclusive right to the name IBM?
This is an ironic answer to people who think that modern Greeks don’t have the exclusive right to the name «Macedonia», because they are not direct descendants of the ancient Macedonians and other Greeks.