Definition of Trademark

1. Noun. A distinctive characteristic or attribute.

Exact synonyms: Earmark, Hallmark, Stylemark
Generic synonyms: Characteristic
Specialized synonyms: Mold, Mould
Derivative terms: Earmark

2. Verb. Mark with a brand or trademark. "When this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
Exact synonyms: Brand, Brandmark
Generic synonyms: Label, Mark, Tag

3. Noun. A formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product.
Examples of language type: Scrabble, Monopoly, Parcheesi, Seeing Eye Dog, Band Aid, Colt, Courtelle, Crock Pot, Dumpster, Elastoplast, Formica, Frisbee, Harris Tweed, Hoover, Hum-vee, Humvee, Ipod, Video Ipod, Jaws Of Life, Lastex, Lilo, Link Trainer, Loafer, Luger, Masonite, Model T, Orlon, Phillips Screw, Rollerblade, Rolodex, Sheetrock, Silex, Skivvies, Sno-cat, Spode, Stanley Steamer, Teleprompter, Ultrasuede, Vaseline, Velcro, Victrola, Viyella, Walkman, Wedgwood, Winchester, Linux, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, Windows, Spam, Life Saver, Twinkie, Pablum, Liederkranz, Drambuie, Realtor, Mylar, Plasticine, Styrofoam, Bakelite, Vinylite, Crazy Glue, Alka-seltzer, Brioschi, Bromo-seltzer, Maalox, Mylanta, Pepto-bismal, Rolaids, Tums, Carboloy, Carborundum, Kitty Litter, Clorox, Duralumin, Freon, Inconel, Invar, Kleenex, Kwell, Malathion, Microtaggant, Nichrome, Pyrex, Aflaxen, Alar, Aleve, Anacin Iii, Anaprox, Aqua-lung, Azactam, Bayer, Benzedrine, Buspar, Bvd, Bvd's, Capoten, Caterpillar, Chemical Mace, Cordarone, Dacron, Datril, Elavil, Elinvar, Elixophyllin, Elspar, Empirin, Fosamax, Google, Hypertensin, Identikit, Identikit Picture, Imuran, Inocor, Jell-o, Lego, Lego Set, Levi's, Linotype, Linotype Machine, Lipitor, Lucite, Mace, Mapquest, Meccano, Meccano Set, Mecholyl, Panadol, Pernod, Perspex, Phenaphen, Photostat, Photostat Machine, Ping-pong, Plexiglas, Polycillin, Princeton Wordnet, Principen, Proventil, Roneo, Roneograph, Ru 486, Scotch Tape, Segway, Segway Ht, Segway Human Transporter, Sellotape, Sk-ampicillin, Slo-bid, St. Joseph, Stellite, Teflon, Tempra, Terramycin, Terylene, Theobid, Tylenol, Ventolin, Weston Cell, Wiffle, Wiffle Ball, Wordnet, Zovirax, Zyloprim
Specialized synonyms: Sharpie, Logo, Logotype
Generic synonyms: Mark, Marker, Marking
Examples of category: Bufferin

4. Verb. Register the trademark of. "The company trademarked their new gadget"
Generic synonyms: File, Register

Definition of Trademark

1. n. A peculiar distinguishing mark or device affixed by a manufacturer or a merchant to his goods, the exclusive right of using which is recognized by law.

Definition of Trademark

1. Adjective. (informal) distinctive, characteristic, signature ¹

2. Noun. A word, symbol, or phrase used to identify a particular company's product and differentiate it from other companies' products. ¹

3. Noun. Any proprietary business, product or service name. ¹

4. Verb. To register something as a trademark. ¹

5. Verb. To so label a product. ¹

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Definition of Trademark

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trademark

trade unionists
trade unions
trade up
trade war
trade wind
trade winds
traded in
trademark (current term)
trademark erosion
trademark erosions
trademark symbol
trademark symbols

Literary usage of Trademark

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"L ID au action baaed upon both infringement of trademark and unfair competition in trade, the court below overruled I lie claim of trademark, but sustained ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"Annotation—Use of tradename or trademark on articles other than those to ... In these notes the general rule is stated that the owner of a trademark or ..."

3. General Information Concerning Patents edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Publications of the Patent and trademark Office US Patents. ... Official Gazette of the United States Patent and trademark Office. — The Official Gazette of ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"No argument can be drawn from the similarity of the two words Normanda and It is essential to a lawful trademark, that it shows the origin and manufacture ..."

5. Select Cases on the Law of Torts: With Notes, and a Summary of Principles by John Henry Wigmore (1912)
"i (3) Relation of the Statutory R gistered trademark Right to the Common-law Right against Unfair Trade. 184. THAYER, J., in United Stales v. Braun. ..."

6. China: Progress and Reform Challenges by (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2003)
"trademarks Two bodies oversee trademarks in China: the trademark Office of the administrative authority for industry and commerce under the State Council, ..."

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