When can I start using the trademark symbol on our products?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

You can begin using the trademark symbol on your products or services as soon as you start using a particular mark to represent your business. The purpose of the TM symbol is to indicate that you are using that mark as a trademark, even if it is not yet registered.

By using the trademark symbol, you are signaling to others that you consider the mark to be your distinctive identifier in the marketplace. It serves as a way to provide notice and establish your claim of ownership over the mark, regardless of the registration status.

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