What is a registered trademark symbol?
The symbol ® is widely recognized as the registered trademark symbol, which is derived from the word "register" and indicates that the trademark preceding it has been officially registered. On the other hand, some companies opt to use the letter TM, which stands for "Trade Mark," to signify that the word or symbol is a trademark. This could mean that the trademark is unregistered, or that an application for registration is currently being processed. Moreover, the trademark owner has the right to choose whether or not to use the registration symbol, and it is not mandatory to include it alongside their trademark.