[ pruh-prahy-i-ter-ee neym ]
/ prəˈpraɪ ɪˌtɛr i ˈneɪm /
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.
Tuesday Is Named For A One-handed God Named TiwYes, it’s true, there’s a wild story behind the god who lends his name to Tuesday. Tiw’s remarkable myth involves women with beards (more on that in a bit). Regardless, the past 1,000 years or so have not been kind to this Northern European divinity. Who is Tuesday named for? To make a long story short, it seems that Tiw used to be a big shot, …
Origin of proprietary name
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for proprietary name
a name that is a trademark
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Medicine definitions for proprietary name
The patented brand name or trademark under which a manufacturer markets a product.
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