Definitions for trade name

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trade′ name`(n.)

  1. a word or phrase used in a trade to designate a business, service, or a particular class of goods.

    Category: Business

  2. a brand name.

    Category: Business

  3. the name or style under which a firm does business.

Origin of trade name:

1860–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trade name, brand name, brand, marque(noun)

    a name given to a product or service

Wiktionary

  1. trade name(Noun)

    A name used to identify a commercial product or service; may or may not be registered as a trademark.

  2. trade name(Noun)

    The name under which a business or firm operates.

Freebase

  1. Trade name

    A trade name, also known as a trading name or a business name, is the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes, although its registered, legal name, used for contracts and other formal situations, may be another. In writing, trade names are generally capitalized. As an example, the company Panda Chemical Manufacturers, Inc. may use the more friendly name Panda Pharmaceuticals when it holds itself out to the public. In this example, Panda Pharmaceuticals is the trade name. Businesses use trade names mostly to help market their products or promote their brand. Trade names can also be used to distance a company from bad publicity. The term "trade name" is also used, particularly in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, with the meaning "product or brand name". For example, "Nylon", which has become a generic name, was originally the trade name for polyamide according to the Packaging and Films Association.

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