Registered trademark symbol


Registered trademark symbol
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Registered trademark symbol
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The registered trademark symbol, designated by ® (the circled "R"), is a symbol used to provide notice that the preceding mark is a trademark or service mark that has been registered with a national trademark office.[1] In some countries, including China, it is against the law to use the registered trademark symbol for a mark that is not officially registered in any country.[1]

Trademarks not officially registered are instead marked with the trademark symbol ™, while unregistered service marks are marked with the service mark symbol ℠. The proper manner to display these symbols is immediately following the mark in superscript style.

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Computer usage

The registered trademark symbol.

The registered trademark character has a standardized representation in most computer systems. It is mapped in Unicode as U+00AE ® registered sign (HTML: ® ®).[2] The registered trademark symbol ® is distinct, in computer representation, from the similar character U+24C7 circled latin capital letter r (enclosed R)

Because the ® symbol has long been unavailable on typewriters and ASCII-based computer systems, it has been common to approximate this symbol with the characters (R) or (r); for example, the Python programming language Trademark Usage Policy advocates this usage.[3] However, these forms do not have legal force.[citation needed] Example of legal equivalents are the phrase "Registered, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office", which may be abbreviated to "Reg U.S. Pat & TM Off.",[4] in the U.S., and the letters "RTM" in the UK.[1]

Typing character

  • Windows Alt code: Alt + 0174 (on numeric keypad).
  • Linux either AltGr + R or Compose key, O, R
  • Mac OS: Option + R.
  • Emacs: C-x 8 R.
  • HTML: ® or ® or ®
  • LaTeX: \textregistered, in math mode use \textsuperscript{\textregistered}.

Related symbols

References

  1. ^ a b c UK IPO, one example of a national trade mark office
  2. ^ http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0080.pdf
  3. ^ PSF Trademark Usage Policy. http://www.python.org/psf/trademarks/ "The first or most prominent mention of a Python trademark should be immediately followed by a symbol for registered trademark: "®" or "(r)"."
  4. ^ Gregory H. Guillot. A Guide to Proper Trademark Use. 1995-2007. http://www.ggmark.com/guide.html

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