One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A name of a product or service registered by its owner as a trademark and not usable by others without permission.
logo, emblem, sign, stamp, symbol, device, badge, crest, insignia, seal, coat of arms, shield, motif, hallmark, mark, figure, monogram, logotype, colophonView synonyms
- ‘Since a wine can't be called a varietal after the amount of grapes in a wine fall beneath a certain percentage, a winery can make up its own proprietary name.’
- ‘I understand there may be some idealogical reason for not using the proprietary name, but it is often the name most commonly used when discussing the medication.’
- ‘Successive governments have promoted the prescribing of drugs by generic rather than by proprietary name as a means of maintaining clinical quality while containing costs.’
- ‘It is a proprietary name for a type of ‘self-weathering’ steel popular with some contemporary sculptors.’
- ‘Trying to attach a proprietary name to a non-proprietary product is always fun.’
- ‘I'm not advising anybody to break the law, or to violate trademarks or service marks or proprietary names or anything like that.’
- ‘Although an agrochemical may be present in formulations bearing different proprietary names, it usually has a single common name that is recommended by standards organizations.’
- ‘Those drugs have been and are sold in many countries under proprietary names which are registered as trade marks.’
- ‘Though it has a proprietary name, this top wine from Castellare is made in the Chianti region primarily from Sangiovese grapes.’
proprietary name/p(r)əˈprīəˌterē nām/
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