Dictionary.com

trademark

[ treyd-mahrk ]
/ ˈtreɪdˌmɑrk /
Save This Word!

noun
any name, symbol, figure, letter, word, or mark adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant in order to designate specific goods and to distinguish them from those manufactured or sold by others. A trademark is proprietary and is usually registered with the Patent and Trademark Office to assure its exclusive use by its owner or licensee.
a distinctive mark or feature particularly characteristic of or identified with a person or thing (often used attributively): her trademark wit and sarcasm.
verb (used with object)
to stamp or otherwise place a trademark designation upon.
to register the trademark of.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
See also proprietary name.

Origin of trademark

First recorded in 1565–75; trade + mark1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use trademark in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trademark

trademark
/ (ˈtreɪdˌmɑːk) /

noun
the name or other symbol used to identify the goods produced by a particular manufacturer or distributed by a particular dealer and to distinguish them from products associated with competing manufacturers or dealers. A trademark that has been officially registered and is therefore legally protected is known as a Registered Trademark
any distinctive sign or mark of the presence of a person or animal
verb (tr)
to label with a trademark
to register as a trademark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK