Branding vs Trademark - What's the difference?

branding | trademark |


As nouns the difference between branding and trademark

is that branding is process in which a mark, usually a symbol or ornamental pattern, is burned into the skin of a living person or animal while trademark is a word, symbol, or phrase used to identify a particular company's product and differentiate it from other companies' products.

As verbs the difference between branding and trademark

is that branding is while trademark is to register something as a trademark.

As an adjective trademark is

(informal) distinctive, characteristic, signature.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

branding

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • process in which a mark, usually a symbol or ornamental pattern, is burned into the skin of a living person or animal
  • * {{quote-news, year=2008, date=May 18, author=Mitch Keller, title=Ink-Stained and Loving It, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Tattoos, in particular, are not the radical brandings , the bold violations of flesh and propriety, they once were. }}

    Verb

    (head)
  • See also

    * branding iron * branding moment ----

    trademark

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (informal) distinctive, characteristic, signature
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 15 , author=Owen Phillips , title=Stoke 2 - 0 Fulham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Riise did crash a fantastic, trademark free-kick against the bar from 25 yards but it was the Potters who increasingly posed the greater threat.}}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A word, symbol, or phrase used to identify a particular company's product and differentiate it from other companies' products.
  • Any proprietary business, product or service name.
  • *
  • See also

    * brand

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To register something as a trademark.
  • To so label a product.
  • Usage notes

    Among practitioners of trademark law, it is generally considered incorrect to use “trademark” as a verb; the preferred terminology would be to use'' a trademark or to ''register a trademark.