Searching Trademark ®, ™, & ℠ Symbols

Trademarks typically come in three varieties: ®, ™, ℠

Trademark symbols are typically seen in three varieties, ® for a ‘registered trademark’, ™ for simply ‘trademark’ – not necessarily registered, and ℠ or ‘service mark’ – also may or may not be registered.

In the U.S., trademarks are filed both on state-level and nationally. For companies operating between states, it is more common to see the trademark registered in the U.S. Trademark & Patent Office federal database of trademarks. For small local companies operating only regionally, registering in the federal database may be of less importance is sometimes forgone as it is typically more costly than a state-level registration.

Searching for trademarks can be done here or using the form below:

 

   

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