trademark


1trade·mark

noun \-ˌmärk\

: something (such as a word) that identifies a particular company's product and cannot be used by another company without permission

: a quality or way of behaving, speaking, etc., that is very typical of a particular person, group, or organization

Full Definition of TRADEMARK

1
:  a device (as a word) pointing distinctly to the origin or ownership of merchandise to which it is applied and legally reserved to the exclusive use of the owner as maker or seller
2
:  a distinguishing characteristic or feature firmly associated with a person or thing <wearing his trademark bow tie and derby hat>

Examples of TRADEMARK

  1. Kleenex is a registered trademark.
  2. Outspokenness has always been his trademark.
  3. Courtesy is the company's trademark.

First Known Use of TRADEMARK

1838

2trademark

transitive verb

Definition of TRADEMARK

:  to secure trademark rights for :  register the trademark of

First Known Use of TRADEMARK

1906

trade·mark

noun \ˈtrād-ˌmärk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRADEMARK

: a device (as a word or mark) that points distinctly to the origin or ownership of merchandise to which it is applied and that is legally reserved for the exclusive use of the owner—compare service mark

trademark

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mark used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify the origin or ownership of goods and to distinguish them from others. Trademarks may be words or groups of words, letters, numerals, devices, names, the shape or other presentation of products or their packages, or combinations of colours. A trademark (indicated by TM or, when registered, by the symbol ) is considered the property of the holder and is protected by law from unauthorized use by others. In most countries, registration is a prerequisite for ownership and protection of the mark. In the U.S., however, the trademark right is granted by the mere use of the mark, though registration often proves legally advantageous. See also copyright.

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