trademark

[ treyd-mahrk ]
/ ˈtreɪdˌmɑrk /

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.

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Origin of trademark

First recorded in 1565–75; trade + mark1
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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
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