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collective mark Syllabification: col·lec·tive mark

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of collective mark in English:


A trademark or service mark that identifies members of a union, cooperative, or other collective organization.
Example sentences
  • 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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