What is the official name Command Line Tools or Xcode Command Line Tools?

If you go to https://developer.apple.com/download/all and write Command Line Tools as search criteria then in the results appear as Command Line Tools for Xcode, but in the web appears as Xcode Command Line Tools.

So what is the official name?

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Neither title appears in Apple's non-exhaustive Trademark List. If you require this information for legal reasons, Apple ask you to contact their trademark team.

Command Line Tools Package

Apple's Technical Note TN2339 says:

What is the Command Line Tools Package?

The Command Line Tools Package is a small self-contained package available for download separately from Xcode and that allows you to do command line development in macOS. It consists of the macOS SDK and command-line tools such as Clang, which are installed in the /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools directory.

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