hallmark vs trademark what difference

what is difference between hallmark and trademark

English

Etymology

1721. hall +‎ mark, from Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, the site of the assay office, official stamp of purity in gold and silver articles. The general sense of “mark of quality” first recorded 1864. Use as a verb from 1773.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɔlmɑɹk/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːlmɑːk/

Noun

hallmark (plural hallmarks)

  1. A distinguishing characteristic.
  2. An official marking made by a trusted party, usually an assay office, on items made of precious metals.
    • 2007, John Zerzan John, Silence.
      It can highlight our embodiment, a qualitative step away from the hallmark machines that work so resolutely to disembody us.

Translations

Verb

hallmark (third-person singular simple present hallmarks, present participle hallmarking, simple past and past participle hallmarked)

  1. To provide or stamp with a hallmark.

Translations

See also

  • benchmark


English

Alternative forms

  • trade mark

Etymology

From trade +‎ mark.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹeɪdmɑː(ɹ)k/

Adjective

trademark (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Distinctive, characteristic, signature.

Translations

Noun

trademark (plural trademarks)

  1. A word, symbol, or phrase used to identify a particular company’s product and differentiate it from other companies’ products.
  2. Any proprietary business, product or service name.
  3. The aspect for which someone or something is best known; a hallmark or typical characteristic.

Descendants

  • Bengali: ট্রেডমার্ক (ṭreḍmark)
  • Hindi: ट्रेडमार्क (ṭreḍmārk)

Translations

See also

  • brand
  • registered trademark
  • service mark
  • wordmark

Verb

trademark (third-person singular simple present trademarks, present participle trademarking, simple past and past participle trademarked)

  1. (proscribed) To register something as a trademark.
  2. (proscribed) To so label a product.

Usage notes

  • Among practitioners of trademark law, it is generally considered incorrect to use “trademark” as a verb; the preferred terminology would be to use a trademark or to register a trademark.

Anagrams

  • Mardakert

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