Re: trademark marking

Patent & Trademark, Questions & Answers by Andrew P. Lahser, Attorney

  1. Can you use ® circle r with words-only part of a design mark?
    Probably not. The registered mark is usually described and displayed quite specifically. A portion (just the words) is not the mark.
  2. Trademark Symbol: How to (legally) use ® and ™
    Can I legally use the tm symbol ™ before I apply for a trademark registration? Yes, but NOT the registered trademark symbol ®.