• Trademark


    • IPA: /ˈtreɪdmɑː(r)k/

    Full definition of trademark



    1. (informal) distinctive, characteristic, signature
      • 2011, October 15, Owen Phillips, Stoke 2 - 0 Fulham, Riise did crash a fantastic, trademark free-kick against the bar from 25 yards but it was the Potters who increasingly posed the greater threat.



    (plural trademarks)
    1. (identification of a company's product)A word, symbol, or phrase used to identify a particular company's product and differentiate it from other companies' products.
    2. Any proprietary business, product or service name.
      • 2005, Kai A. Olsen, The Internet, the Web, and eBusiness, Trademark Notice
        The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies: ... Google is a trademark of Google Corporation; eBay is a trademark of eBay, Inc.


    1. To register something as a trademark.
    2. To so label a product.

    Usage notes

    Among practitioners of trademark law, it is generally considered incorrect to use “trademark” as a verb; the preferred terminology would be to use a trademark or to register a trademark.

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