trademark
I. noun Date: 1838 1. a device (as a word) pointing distinctly to the origin or ownership of merchandise to which it is applied and legally reserved to the exclusive use of the owner as maker or seller 2. a distinguishing characteristic or feature firmly associated with a person or thing <
derringers…became almost a trademark of gamblers — Elmer Keith
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wearing his trademark bow tie and derby hat
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II. transitive verb Date: 1906 to secure trademark rights for ; register the trademark of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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