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trade name

noun
1.
the name used by a manufacturer, merchant, service company, farming business, etc., to identify itself individually as a business.
2.
a word or phrase used in a trade to designate a business, service, or a particular class of goods, but that is not technically a trademark, either because it is not susceptible of exclusive appropriation as a trademark or because it is not affixed to goods sold in the market.
3.
the name by which an article or substance is known to the trade.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65

trade-name

[treyd-neym] /ˈtreɪdˌneɪm/
verb (used with object), trade-named, trade-naming.
1.
to designate with or register under a trade name.
Origin
1860-65

DBA

1.
doing business as.
Also, dba, d.b.a. d/b/a.
Usage note
DBA often precedes the name under which a business operates that is not the legal name of the owner of the business, but a name sometimes called a fictitious name or trade name.
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Examples from the web for trade name
  • If the trade name differs from the common name, it is given in parentheses.
  • trade name registrations are good for five years and trademark registrations last for ten years.
British Dictionary definitions for trade name

trade name

noun
1.
the name used by a trade to refer to a commodity, service, etc
2.
the name under which a commercial enterprise operates in business
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Related Abbreviations for trade name

DBA

Doctor of Business Administration
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