Trade Dress

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Definition: Trade Dress


Quick Summary of Trade Dress


The distinctive packaging or design of a product that promotes the product and distinguishes it from other products in the marketplace — for example, the shape of Frangelico liqueur bottles. Trade dress can be protected under trademark law if a showing can be made that the average consumer would likely be confused as to product origin if another product were allowed to appear in similar dress.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Trade Dress are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd April, 2020 | 1 Views.