Procedure For Trademark Registration


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What Are The Different Trademark Symbols: ‘TM’, ‘SM’ And ‘R’


‘TM’ Symbol


This symbol can use with the brand name until your trademark is not registered and the application is in pending status. This is to inform the public of his exclusive claim over the brand. The claim may or may not be valid depending upon the result of trademark registration.

‘SM’ Symbol


It is also a kind of trademark which Service Mark, but it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. For example, you will use TM for a product and SM for a service like housekeeping.

‘R’ Symbol


This symbol is only applicable for your brand when the mark is being registered and the Certificate of Registration is issued by the Trademark Registrar.

‘R’ Symbol


This symbol is only applicable for your brand when the mark is being registered and the Certificate of Registration is issued by the Trademark Registration.

Among all the words which are being mentioned above, TM is the most common word which is being used frequently by owners of the brand.