- article is called among traders,
etc.; as, tin spirits is a common trade name in the
dyeing industry for various solutions of tin salts.
(b) An invented or arbitrary adopted name given by a
manufacturer or merchant to an article to distinguish
it as produced or sold by him.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
2. The name or style under which a concern or firm does business. This name becomes a part of the good will of a business; it is not protected by the registration acts, but a qualified common-law protection against its misuse exists, analogous to that existing in the case of trade-marks. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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