is the registered trademark
of Johnson & Johnson
for their adhesive pads used to cover small wounds. However, much of the consuming public uses the term "band-aid" generically, to refer to any such adhesive bandages (see genericized trademark
). Such bandages are better known in many parts of the world as an 'adhesive plaster' or a 'sticking plaster'.
There is no relationship with Johnson & Johnson or any of their associated products to Band Aid, the charity collective assembled in 1984 to perform the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?", or other related musical ensembles.