service mark

service mark
service mark n: a mark (as a name) used esp. in advertising to identify and distinguish services (as transportation) of one person from another and to indicate the source of the services see also trademark act of 1946 in the important laws section compare trademark

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

service mark
Under the Trade Marks Act 1994, any sign which is capable of being represented graphically and is capable of distinguishing goods and services of one business from those of another may be a registered trade or service mark subject to certain exceptions including resemblance to existing marks. Such signs include brands, names, designs, titles, and shapes of goods or packaging. The applicant must specify one or more of the 42 classes of goods or services in which the mark is to be used.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

service mark
A word, phrase, logo, symbol, color, sound, or other device used by a business to identify a service and distinguish it from those of its competitors. In practice, the legal rights and protections for trademarks and service marks are identical.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

service mark
A type of intellectual property that is treated the same as a trademark but indicates and distinguishes the source or origin of services instead of goods. Service marks are often generically referred to as trademarks or marks.
For further information, see Practice Note, Intellectual Property: Overview: Trademarks (

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

service mark
A trademark (See trademarks) that is used in connection with services.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

service mark
A trademark that is used in connection with services.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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