trademark Definition

a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product.

Using trademark: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "trademark" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The Nike swoosh is a well-known trademark.

  • Example

    The company has registered its trademark in over 50 countries.

  • Example

    Using someone else's trademark without permission is illegal.

  • Example

    The trademark on the product ensures its quality.

trademark Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for trademark

Phrases with trademark

  • a trademark that has been officially registered with the relevant government agency


    The company's logo is a registered trademark.

  • the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on or in connection with goods and/or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception, or mistake about the source of the goods and/or services


    The company sued for trademark infringement when a competitor used a similar logo.

  • the symbol (™) used to indicate that a word, phrase, or logo is a trademark


    The company added the trademark symbol to their new logo.

Origins of trademark

from 'trade' + 'mark', meaning a distinguishing symbol


Summary: trademark in Brief

A 'trademark' [ˈtreɪdˌmɑːrk] is a legally registered or established symbol, word, or words that represent a company or product. It can be a logo, brand, or emblem, such as the Nike swoosh. The term 'trademark' extends into phrases like 'registered trademark,' indicating official registration, and 'trademark infringement,' referring to unauthorized use. The trademark symbol (™) is used to indicate that a word, phrase, or logo is a trademark.

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