service mark


noun

a proprietary term, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, American Express, or Planned Parenthood, that is registered with the Patent and Trademark Office. Abbreviation: SM

Nearby words

  1. service elevator,
  2. service entrance,
  3. service flat,
  4. service industry,
  5. service line,
  6. service medal,
  7. service module,
  8. service pipe,
  9. service road,
  10. service station

Origin of service mark

First recorded in 1945–50

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