Trademark Symbol (TM) and the Registered Trademark Symbol (R) – when, where and how to use them – what rules apply and how to avoid fines under the Trade Marks Act 1995
Protecting your brand is vital and indicate your brand is protected by using the trademark symbols.
The marks (R) and (TM) can be used by traders to indicate to the world that their trade marks are protected.
Each of the two symbols differ, different rules of use apply and they are not interchangeable. The Trade Marks Act indicates when traders can use the two different indicators.
The Trademark Symbols and when to use them
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