|In Unicode||U+2122 ™ TRADE MARK SIGN (HTML |
|See also||U+1F16A 🅪 RAISED MC SIGN|
U+1F12E 🄮 CIRCLED WZ
U+24C2 Ⓜ CIRCLED LATIN LETTER CAPITAL M}
|Different from||U+2120 ℠ SERVICE MARK|
U+00AE ® REGISTERED SIGN
|Look up ™ in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
The trademark symbol (™) is a symbol to indicate that the preceding mark is a trademark. It is usually used for unregistered trademarks, as opposed to the registered trademark symbol (®) which is reserved for trademarks registered with an appropriate government agency.
Use of the trademark symbol indicates an assertion that a word, image, or other sign is a trademark; it does not indicate registration or impart enhanced protections. Registered trademarks are indicated using the registered trademark symbol (®), and in some jurisdictions it is unlawful or illegal to use the registered trademark symbol with a mark that has not been registered.
In Canada, an equivalent marque de commerce symbol (U+1F16A 🅪 RAISED MC SIGN) is used in Quebec; there is alo an Official mark symbol to indicate that a name or design used by Canadian public authorities is protected. Some German publications also use a Warenzeichen grapheme (U+1F12E 🄮 CIRCLED WZ). I
The service mark symbol (℠) is used to indicate the assertion of a service mark (a trademark for the provision of services). The service mark symbol is less commonly used than the trademark symbol, especially outside the United States.
- Windows: Alt+0153 (on the numeric keypad)
- International keyboards: Alt Gr+T
- macOS: ⌥ Opt+2 (or ⌥ Opt+⇧ Shift+2 or ⌥ Opt+⇧ Shift+D on certain layouts)
- Linux (and similar): ComposeTM
- Chrome OS (and Linux): Ctrl+⇧ Shift+U 2122
- UK Extended keyboard: AltGr+⇧ Shift+8. (AltGr and *).
- Australian trademark law
- Canadian trademark law
- Trademark law
- United Kingdom trademark law
- United States trademark law
- China trademark law
- "Protecting Your Trademark" (PDF). USPTO. United States Patent & Trademark Office. August 2019. p. 11. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
- "Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Sec. 906.02, Improper Use of Registration Symbol". USPTO. United States Patent & Trademark Service. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
- Pentzlin, Karl (June 11, 2010). "Proposal to encode two Letterlike Symbols for Canadian legal use in the UCS" (PDF). unicode.org. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
- Pentzlin, Karl (February 27, 2009). "Proposal to encode a German trademark symbol in the UCS" (PDF). unicode.org. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
- "The Unicode Standard 7.0, Letterlike Symbols" (PDF). Unicode, Inc.
- "Character entity references in HTML 4". w3.org.