Definition of service mark in English:

service mark


  • A legally registered name or designation used in the manner of a trademark to distinguish an organization's services from those of its competitors.

    • ‘The company later dropped its application to register the logo as a service mark, leaving it in the public domain.’
    • ‘The same symbol might function as a trademark, a service mark and a trade name, depending on the context in which it is used.’
    • ‘I like to think of it as analogous to a trademark or service mark.’
    • ‘I'm not advising anybody to break the law, or to violate trademarks or service marks or proprietary names or anything like that.’
    • ‘The newest member of the Ascend One Corporation family is 3Ci, a company that owns the CareOne Credit Counseling service mark.’