proprietary name

[ pruh-prahy-i-ter-ee neym ]
/ prəˈpraɪ ɪˌtɛr i ˈneɪm /
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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.
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Origin of proprietary name

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for proprietary name

proprietary name

a name that is a trademark
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Medical definitions for proprietary name

proprietary name

The patented brand name or trademark under which a manufacturer markets a product.
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