Entry from US English dictionary
A trademark or service mark that identifies members of a union, cooperative, or other collective organization.
- Ecobulpack pointed out that the Green Dot is a collective mark and not a trademark and as such does not merit an exclusive licence.
- So collective marks occupy the middle ground between certification marks and ordinary trade marks.
- Traditionally collective marks indicate commercial origin of goods or services from members of a group.
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Syllabification: col·lec·tive mark
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