Meaning of “trademark” in the English Dictionary

"trademark" in British English

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trademarknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtreɪd.mɑːk/ us /ˈtreɪd.mɑːrk/

trademark noun [ C ] (PRODUCT)

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:

Velcro is a registered trademark.

(Definition of “trademark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trademark" in American English

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trademarknoun [ C ]

us /ˈtreɪdˌmɑrk/ symbol

a symbol, name, design, or phrase on a product that shows it is made by a particular company

(Definition of “trademark” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trademark" in Business English

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trademarknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtreɪdmɑːk/ us 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.

trademarkverb [ T ]

uk /ˈtreɪdmɑːk/ us LAW

to protect a name or symbol on a product or products so that it cannot be used by other companies without permission:

trademark a name/phrase/product The phrase was never trademarked by the company.

(Definition of “trademark” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)