trade name

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the name used by a manufacturer, merchant, service company, farming business, etc., to identify itself individually as a business.
a word or phrase used in a trade to designate a business, service, or a particular class of goods, but that is not technically a trademark, either because it is not susceptible of exclusive appropriation as a trademark or because it is not affixed to goods sold in the market.
the name by which an article or substance is known to the trade.



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Origin of trade name

First recorded in 1860–65

Definition for trade name (2 of 2)

[ treyd-neym ]
/ ˈtreɪdˌneɪm /

verb (used with object), trade-named, trade-nam·ing.

to designate with or register under a trade name.

Origin of trade-name

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for trade name

trade name


the name used by a trade to refer to a commodity, service, etc
the name under which a commercial enterprise operates in business
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