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trade name

noun

Definition of trade name

1 a : the name used for an article among traders
2 : the name or style under which a concern does business

Examples of trade name in a Sentence

  1. Ibuprofen is sold under several trade names.

First Known Use of trade name

1840

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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trade name

verb

Definition of trade name

: to designate with a trade name

First Known Use of trade name

1888

in the meaning defined above

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TRADE NAME Defined for English Language Learners

trade name

Definition of trade name for English Language Learners

  • : the name of a business


Law Dictionary

trade name

noun

legal Definition of trade name

: a name or mark that is used by a person (as an individual proprietor or a corporation) to identify that person's business or vocation and that may also be used as a trademark or service mark
Note: Like a trademark or service mark, a trade name is protected by law against infringement. A trade name that has been used for at least 6 months can be recorded with the Customs Bureau, and any infringing imports will be barred.

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