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van anh
 
Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2009 07:30 pm
I have a problem with two words : "trademark" and "brandname".
they have similar meanings.
I think trademark is a name officially registered and protected by law
brandname is a name recognized by customers.
But I am not sure. If you have any idea, please tell me.
Thanks a lot.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2009 08:19 pm
@van anh,
You have it right. The brand name is the name under which a product is sold to the public. The trademark is the name that is registered at the appropriate government office. In many cases the trademark and the brand name may be the same (examples: Coca Cola, McDonald's) but the distinction is a legal one.
van anh
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 08:19 am
@Merry Andrew,
thank you very much. I am a foreigner learning English. I like English very much.
But I find out that English has many words that have similar meanings and I really want to distinguish them. I am very glad if you can help me to improve my English.
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 11:05 am
@van anh,
we have many posters learning the ins and outs of English. The similar words are difficult to distinguish but they will become apparent.


Sometimes a brand name will become the name of a tool. For example: SkilSaw is a brand name for a circular saw
http://img2.timeinc.net/toh/i/g/ibs08_tools/skil-saw.jpg

but over time it became the name of any circular saw through common usage.

But let's not get too detailed. How about we clean up your post:
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But I find out that English has many words that have similar meanings

You can leave out the word out
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But I find that English has many words ...


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and I really want to distinguish them.

you can add the word between
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and I really want to distinguish between them.


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I am very glad if you can help me to improve my English.


I would be very glad if you could help me..

Anyway....enough for today.
How'd I do JTT?

JTT
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 11:01 pm
@panzade,
Dynamite, Pan.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2009 03:20 am

That Skilsaw is a bit cheeky, I think, because I bet it's trading on the good name of the Stihl Saw Company.
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