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English translation: trademark protecting a name/word; brand name

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German term or phrase:Wortmarken
English translation:trademark protecting a name/word; brand name
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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10:03 Oct 1, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Wortmarken
An information broker offers the following service: ueberprueft den Firmennamen auf Eintraege im Handelsregister und Wortmarken. Zwei Firmenamen und zwei Markenkopien sind enthalten.
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 18:43
trademark protecting a name/word; brand name
Explanation:
A trademark protecting a word (brand name)
(as opposed to an image or graphic design: Bildmarke)

Firmennamenrecherche
Wort- und Bildmarkenrecherche
Marken- Inhaberrecherche
http://www.bis-service.de/

Urteil "epson.de" des LG Düsseldorf
URL: www.aib.wiso.tu-muenchen.de/lehre/prakt/...8/kap_08_05.htm

Urteil vom 11. November 1997 - 9 HKO 16692/97 - "clickit"
http://www.online-recht.de/vorent.html?LGMuenchen971111 ausw...

Was sind Warenzeichen? / Information in English
http://www.warenzeichen-verkauf.de/index1.htm

(The term also has another meaning:
Word mark [data processing: CPU, software] Schaefer, Brandstätter)


Selected response from:

Tom Funke
Local time: 19:43
Grading comment
Thank you Tom. By the way, could you recommend a dictionary for business and legal vocabulary? That is, if I could only afford one new dictionary, what should it be?
(Mr.) Kim
kmetzger14@hotmail.com
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Summary of answers provided
naall of the above plus moreDan McCrosky
natrademark protecting a name/word; brand name
Tom Funke
naRegistered trade nameChris Koenig
naWortmarke, auch Handelsschutzmarke=trademark
Elisabeth Moser


  

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12 mins
Wortmarke, auch Handelsschutzmarke=trademark


Explanation:
all this from Muret-Sanders


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 19:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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14 mins
Registered trade name


Explanation:
Even though this one did not show up in any of my Business/legal dictionaries:
Starting from:
+ Patent und Markenamt = Patent and trademark office
an internet search on 'registered trade name' yields plenty of hits.
In addition, the search in English and German yields sites listing
product names.
HTH Chris

Chris Koenig
Local time: 16:43
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42 mins
trademark protecting a name/word; brand name


Explanation:
A trademark protecting a word (brand name)
(as opposed to an image or graphic design: Bildmarke)

Firmennamenrecherche
Wort- und Bildmarkenrecherche
Marken- Inhaberrecherche
http://www.bis-service.de/

Urteil "epson.de" des LG Düsseldorf
URL: www.aib.wiso.tu-muenchen.de/lehre/prakt/...8/kap_08_05.htm

Urteil vom 11. November 1997 - 9 HKO 16692/97 - "clickit"
http://www.online-recht.de/vorent.html?LGMuenchen971111 ausw...

Was sind Warenzeichen? / Information in English
http://www.warenzeichen-verkauf.de/index1.htm

(The term also has another meaning:
Word mark [data processing: CPU, software] Schaefer, Brandstätter)





    see above
Tom Funke
Local time: 19:43
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
Thank you Tom. By the way, could you recommend a dictionary for business and legal vocabulary? That is, if I could only afford one new dictionary, what should it be?
(Mr.) Kim
kmetzger14@hotmail.com
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1 hr
all of the above plus more


Explanation:
Wortmarke = name mark description or mark designation or denominative mark description

– Source: Eurodicautom.

These EDA terms may well be right but they do not sound good.

The above translations are not backed up by standard references such as Zahn, Hamblock/Wessels, Romain or Eichborn.

This site also shows the translation "Das BEB-Zeichen: Wortmarke + Bildmarke + Claim" for "The BEB Logo: company name, symbol, claim"

http://www.beb.de/english/pressecenter/corporate_design/beb_...

The translation "company name" sounds good but I have always thought that was "Firmierung". "Wortmarke" seems to be more than just "Firmierung" or "company name"

ThyssenKrupp does the same thing but uses the "DaimlerChysler" method of writing the words together. The name of the "ThyssenKrupp" .gif file is "wortmarke.gif

Birkenstock does something similar, which can be seen by holding the cursor on the name "Birkenstock":

http://www.birkenstock.de/index.shtml

Birkenstock's .gif file name includes the word "logo" but the cursor pointer shows "wortmarke" so they appear to think "logo" = "Wortmarke"

The "Wortmarke" appears to be the part of a logo or trademark that is in words, especially if the words are written in some special or unusual way.

Here is another example:

http://www.zeitwerkstatt.de/PM_Links_USA.htm

The word "Zeitwerkstatt" is the company name but is written in a special way in the logo.

The gist of all the above is there is probably no official translation for "Wortmarke". "company name" (if written in a special manner) or "trade mark" (if in words) or "logo" (if in words) or the above suggestions from EDA could all be right, as well as the other answers submitted above.

Sorry I cannot give you anything more definite, but maybe this will help as background. - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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