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English definition of “trademark”

trademark

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtreɪdmɑːk/ ( abbreviation TM)
LAW a name or symbol on a product that shows it was made by a particular company, and that it cannot be used by other companies without permission: Google is a trademark of Google Technologies.trademark infringement/protection/violation The retail giant has taken action against a number of small businesses over trademark infringement. trademark laws/rights trademark holders/owners
something that a person or company has or does that makes them easy to notice or recognize: The advert shows a house built out of the bank's trademark red building blocks.
→ See also registered trademark
(Definition of trademark noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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