proprietary name

[ pruh-prahy-i-ter-ee neym ]

  1. a name of a product or service that is protected by a patent, copyright, or trademark and cannot be used by another party for commercial purposes without permission of the registered owner or licensee.

Origin of proprietary name

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for proprietary name

proprietary name

  1. a name that is a trademark

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