collective mark
col·lec·tive mark n: a trademark or a service mark of a group (as a cooperative association)

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

collective mark
A name, symbol, or other device used by members of an organization to:
1) identify goods or services it provides; or
2) indicate membership in the organization. For example, the letters ILGWU may be used on a shirt label to signify that the shirt was made by a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, or may be used on a button worn by an ILGWU member. Compare: certification mark
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

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

collective mark
USA
A type of trademark or service mark adopted by a cooperative, an association or other collective group or organization (for example, a charitable organization, labor union or college fraternity) for use by individual members of the group or organization.
There are two types of collective marks:
Collective trademarks and collective service marks. Used by the collective organization's members to identify their goods or services and distinguish them from those of nonmembers. The collective organization itself does not use the mark to sell goods or perform services, but may advertise or promote goods or services sold or provided by its members under the mark.
Collective membership marks. Used by the collective organization's members solely to indicate that the person displaying the mark is a member of that organization.
Collective marks can be registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office in the same manner and with the same effect as trademarks and service marks, although use and ownership requirements vary slightly.

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


collective mark
n. A service mark or trademark used by the members of an association, club, union, or other group to identify and distinguish themselves or their products or services. When referring to a collective mark that signifies membership in a group, also called collective membership mark.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


collective mark
Trademark or service mark used by members of a cooperative, an association, or other collective group or organization.

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

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