Trademark: TM, R and C Symbol

  • October 07, 2016
  • Dushyant Sharma
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A trademark is a sign, symbol, word, or words registered or legalized for the use of representation of a company�s product or services. Trademark of a company is the most important feature of its existence.�

Although advisable, a Company may or may not register its trademark. Therefore, any registered trademark or any trademark awaiting registration is symbolized by the letters TM, R or C to indicate the status of the intellectual property.�

� - TM Symbol �

As soon as a Company has applied for trademark registration, it can start using the TM symbol. Thus, TM indicates that the trademark used by the Company may be legalized and acts as a warning to prospective infringers and thieves.�

? SM Symbol �

SM or Service Mark is a symbol used with trademark applications that are filed under class 35 to 45. Some applicants prefer to use TM Symbol for trademark applications under class 1 to 34. �Visit Trademark Classes?�

 - R Symbol

It usually takes 15 to 20 months for reviewing a trademark application. After this duration,if there is no objection by the Registrar, they will release the Company name in the official Gazette, and the Company can use R symbol to indicate that its trademark is now registered. The Company will now have its legal benefits.�

��- C Symbol

Copyright is a legal right given by law of the country to the creators of original work for its use and trade. Copyright is just like an asset and is a form of intellectual property.�

Copyright registration is important to provide legal claim and rights to the owners for the protection of their work. The letter C within a circle symbolizes a Copyright. Thus, any original work such as a book, music album, etc., that uses the Copyright symbol indicates the right over it and has the legal protection.


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Author: Dushyant Sharma

Hey there, I'm Dushyant Sharma. With the extensive knowledge I've gained in past 8 years, I have been creating content on various subjects such as banking, insurance, telecom, and all the important registration and licensing processes for various companies. I'm here to help everyone with my expertise in these areas through my articles.

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