Trademark Attorney Morris Turek

Morris E. Turek

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Category Archives: Trademark Symbol Information

What is the “®” Registered Trademark Symbol and When Can I Use It?

In the world of commerce, the “®” symbol (referred to as the “Circle R”) conveys a very important meaning.  The “®” signifies that a trademark or service mark has been federally registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  The “®” designation is regularly used by owners of registered trademarks to put theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What is the “TM” Trademark Symbol and When Can I Use It?

You have likely seen the “TM” trademark symbol used in combination with various trademarks.  The “TM” designation is widely utilized by individuals, businesses, and organizations to alert the public of their claim of ownership in a particular mark.  Of course, using a “TM” does not necessarily mean that the user of the mark actually ownsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Google Says: “We Shun the ® Because, Let’s Face It, We Have the Money to Crush Infringers All Day Long.”

The idea for this week’s blog post comes courtesy of another intellectual property attorney here in St. Louis (thanks Emmett!) who emailed me asking why Google uses a “TM” next to its name rather than the more appropriate ® designation. Before I even attempt to answer that question (and I’m not really sure that IContinue Reading