Definition of proprietary name in English:

proprietary name


  • A name of a product or service registered by its owner as a trademark and not usable by others without permission.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Trying to attach a proprietary name to a non-proprietary product is always fun.’
    • ‘Though it has a proprietary name, this top wine from Castellare is made in the Chianti region primarily from Sangiovese grapes.’
    • ‘It is a proprietary name for a type of ‘self-weathering’ steel popular with some contemporary sculptors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Those drugs have been and are sold in many countries under proprietary names which are registered as trade marks.’
    • ‘I'm not advising anybody to break the law, or to violate trademarks or service marks or proprietary names or anything like that.’
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proprietary name

/p(r)əˈprīəˌterē nām/