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2 definitions found
for trade name
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Trade name \Trade name\
(a) The name by which an article is called among traders,
etc.; as, tin spirits is a common trade name in the
dyeing industry for various solutions of tin salts.
(b) An invented or arbitrary adopted name given by a
manufacturer or merchant to an article to distinguish
it as produced or sold by him.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
2. The name or style under which a concern or firm does
business. This name becomes a part of the good will of a
business; it is not protected by the registration acts,
but a qualified common-law protection against its misuse
exists, analogous to that existing in the case of
[Webster 1913 Suppl.] Tradeoff
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a name given to a product or service [syn: trade name,
brand name, brand, marque]
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