Service Mark

Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary

Definition: Service Mark

Quick Summary of Service Mark

A logo, image, or other icon that identifies a service rather than a tangible product.

What is the dictionary definition of Service Mark?

Dictionary Definition

A word, phrase, logo, symbol, colour, sound or smell used by a business to identify a service and distinguish it from those of its competitors. If the business uses the name or logo to identify a product, such as a camera, it is called a trademark. In practice, the legal protections for trademarks and service marks are identical.

Examples of Service Mark in a sentence

The roar of the lion in an MGM movie is one of their service marks.
Once her domain name was confirmed, she created a logo and registered it as a service mark to use on each individual web page.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Service Mark. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. July 04, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Service Mark. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: July 04, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Service Mark. Retrieved July 04, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Service Mark are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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