Definition of proprietary name in English:

Share this entry

proprietary name

Pronunciation: /p(r)əˈprīəˌterē nām/


A name of a product or service registered by its owner as a trademark and not usable by others without permission.
Example sentences
  • I'm not advising anybody to break the law, or to violate trademarks or service marks or proprietary names or anything like that.
  • Those drugs have been and are sold in many countries under proprietary names which are registered as trade marks.
  • Trying to attach a proprietary name to a non-proprietary product is always fun.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.