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trade name

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trade name, brand name, brand, marquenoun

    a name given to a product or service


  1. trade namenoun

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

  2. trade namenoun

    The name under which a business or firm operates.


  1. Trade name

    A trade name, trading name, or business name, is a pseudonym used by companies that do not operate under their registered company name. The term for this type of alternative name is a "fictitious" business name. Registering the fictitious name with a relevant government body is often required. In a number of countries, the phrase "trading as" (abbreviated to t/a) is used to designate a trade name. In the United States, the phrase "doing business as" (abbreviated to DBA, dba, d.b.a., or d/b/a) is used, among others, such as assumed business name or fictitious business name. In Canada, "operating as" (abbreviated to o/a) and "trading as" are used, although "doing business as" is also sometimes used.A company typically uses a trade name to conduct business using a simpler name rather than using their formal and often lengthier name. Trade names are also used when a preferred name cannot be registered, often because it may already be registered or is too similar to a name that is already registered.


  1. trade name

    A trade name, also known as a business name, is the official name under which a company conducts business. It is the name that is recognized by the public for trading services or goods. It may or may not be the same as the company's legal name. Trade names can be registered with regional, state, and local government agencies.


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade name in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade name in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of trade name in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm.

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  • HandelsnameGerman
  • nombre comercialSpanish
  • نام تجاریPersian
  • kauppanimi, toiminimiFinnish
  • nom commercialFrench
  • व्यापारिक नामHindi
  • առեւտրային անվանում, ֆիրմային անվանումArmenian
  • 商品名, 商標名, 商号, 屋号Japanese
  • handelsnaamDutch
  • nome comercialPortuguese
  • название фирмы, наименование фирмы, торговое названиеRussian

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