Meaning of trade name

trade' name"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the name used by a manufacturer, merchant, service company, farming business, etc., to identify itself individually as a business.
  2. a word or phrase used in a trade to designate a business, service, or a particular class of goods, but that is not technically a trademark, either because it is not susceptible of exclusive appropriation as a trademark or because it is not affixed to goods sold in the market.
  3. the name by which an article or substance is known to the trade.

trade-name

Pronunciation: (trād'nām"), [key]
— -named, -nam•ing.
  1. to designate with or register under a trade name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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