brand name

1. a word, name, symbol, etc., esp. one legally registered as a trademark, used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify its products distinctively from others of the same type and usually prominently displayed on its goods, in advertising, etc.
2. a product, line of products, or service bearing a widely known brand name.
3. Informal. a person who is notable or famous, esp. in a particular field: The reception was replete with brand names from politics and the arts.
[1920-25]

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