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Definition of "trademark" []

  • A name, symbol, or other device identifying a product, officially registered and legally restricted to the use of the owner or manufacturer. (noun)
  • A distinctive characteristic by which a person or thing comes to be known: the shuffle and snicker that became the comedian's trademark. (noun)
  • To label (a product) with proprietary identification. (verb-transitive)
  • To register (something) as a trademark. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trademark" in a sentence
  • "A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others."
  • "A further trademark is the blokeish matiness between Jack and his many friends and associates, which he regularly uses to help his investigation along."
  • "Designing a trademark is a multi-step process for us."