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What Is The Difference Between "TM" And "®" Symbols?

The “TM” symbol can be used by anyone who is making some type of claim to a set of words, symbols and/or designs. The “®” symbol can only be used after a trademark is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Even if you have filed a trademark application, you cannot use the “®” until official registration is obtained.

Learn More About Obtaining A Trademark

To learn more about trademarks and how they can protect your brand we recommend contacting our firm at 1 (800) 976-4904.

Brian A. Lincer

by Brian A. Lincer
Business Attorney and Intellectual Property Lawyer in New York and New Jersey

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