Registered Trademark Symbol

Registered Trademark Symbol – How to Type it, When to Use it

How do you type the Registered Trademark Symbol ® ?

You can copy them from here and insert, but in Word the Registered Trademark Symbol (‘R’ in a circle) appears in the Insert > Symbol menus. On the Mac, you can type “Option-‘R’) for the symbol on the keyboard, or you can copy it from down below on a Mac or PC.


How do you type the Unregistered Trademark Symbol ™ ?

The unregistered trademark TM (common-law) will also appear in there, and these are capital letters that appear in superscript above and to the right of the mark. You can type ‘Option-‘2’ on a Mac, or just copy them from down below:

When to use trademark symbols?

The registered trademark symbol appears to the right and above (superscript) of a registered mark. While the mark is an application, and until the mark is registered, the unregistered trademark symbol TM should be used, again above and to the right of the mark. If you are using the name as a trademark, and have no plans to register, you should still put the TM in superscript as it provides notice to other parties that the mark is a trademark for your business.

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