Copyright, Trademark and Registered are intellectual property symbols used to mention the legal ownership in documents. On many of the websites, you can frequently see the declaration like “Google, Apple and Microsoft are registered trademarks of the respective companies”. The default Windows and Mac keyboard layouts do not have a key to insert these symbols in documents. Therefore, here we explain how to type trademark and registered symbols on Windows and Mac documents.
Trademark and Registered Symbols Shortcuts
Here is a summary of trademark and registered symbols shortcuts.
|Symbol Name||Trademark Sign||Registered Sign|
|Category||Emoji, Enclosed Alphanumeric||Emoji, Enclosed Alphanumeric|
|Windows Alt Code||Alt + 0153 or 8482||Alt + 0174|
|Windows Keyboard||Alt + Ctrl + T||Alt + Ctrl + R|
|Mac Alt Code||Option + 2122||Option + 00AE|
|Mac Keyboard||Option + 2||Option + R|
|Word Shortcut||2122 + Alt + X||2122 + Alt + X|
|Office Math AutoCorrect||(tm)||(r)|
|HTML Entity Decimal||&# 8482;||&# 0174;|
|HTML Entity Hexadecimal||&#x 2122;||&#x 00AE;|
|HTML Entity Name||& trade;||& reg;|
Use the HTML entity name and codes without any space.
Trademark and Registered Symbols Definition
Now that you may get confused with “Registered” and “Trademark” as they are two different symbols. In general, trademark is a word, product or symbol of a company like Google™. However, if it is registered in United States Trademark Office, then you can also include the word “Registered” or the symbol ®. Unlike copyright symbol written inline to other text, both trademark and registered symbols are written as superscript. Below is a definition you can use for understanding purposes:
- Registered Trademark ® – it indicates a word, phrase or symbol is registered with a national trademark office by an individual or company.
- Trademark ™ – This symbol is generally used to indicate the ownership of a product or service that belongs to an individual or company.
1. Insert ® and ™ in Windows
There are many ways you can insert registered and trademark symbols in Windows documents.
When you have enabled AutoCorrect option in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Outlook, typing below will change to symbols.
- (tm) for trademark ™
- (r) for registration ®
In case if it is not working, navigate to “File > Info” menu and enable AutoCorrect as shown below.
1.2. Using Symbols Utility
Microsoft Office has a symbols utility that you can use to insert many symbols and special characters.
- Open Word or any other application and navigate to “Insert > Symbols > Symbol” menu.
- This will open the “Symbols” utility popup.
- You can find the trademark and registered symbols here.
- You can also go to the “Special Characters” tab and search for the symbols. Select the symbol and click “Insert” button to add it on your document.
1.3. Alt Code Shortcut for Trademark and Registered Symbols
If you have desktop computer having a keyboard with number pad then alt code is the easy way to insert these symbols. Press the alt key and type the the number keys on your numeric pad to insert trademark / registered symbols quickly.
- Alt + 0153 or Alt + 8482 for ™
- Alt + 0174 for ®
1.4. Using Hexadecimal Code
Only on Windows Microsoft Word, you can use hexadecimal codes with alt and x keys.
- 2122 + Alt + X for ™
- 00AE + Alt + X for ®
1.5. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Since trademarks and registered are popular symbols, Windows has default keyboard shortcuts.
- Alt + Ctrl + T for ™
- Alt + Ctrl + R for ®
1.6. Using Windows Emoji Keyboard
Microsoft introduced a quick keyboard in Windows 10 to insert emoji symbols. Press “Win + Dot” keys to open the popup. You can search or type to filter the symbols to insert on your documents.
2. Insert Trademark and Registered Symbols in Mac
On Mac, the method will change Depending upon whether you want to insert on Microsoft Office 365 or Apple iWork documents.
2.1. Keyboard Shortcut
On both Office 365 and iWork documents, you can press “Option + 2” to insert trademark and “Option + R” to make registered symbols. Learn more alt code shortcuts for Mac.
2.2. Using Menu
On Office 365 Mac version, go to “Insert > Symbols > Advanced Symbols…” menu to find trademark / registered symbols. These symbols are available under both “Symbols” and “Special Characters” tabs.
2.3. Using Character Viewer
Similar to Windows Character Map app, Mac also has a quick app called Character Viewer that combines emojis and all other symbols. Press, “Control + Command + Spacebar” and open the Character Viewer app. Type “trademark” or “registered” in the search box to filter the symbol and insert on your documents.
The advantage with Character Viewer app is that you can choose different font variations without customizing yourself.
2.4. Option Code Shortcut
You can use use alt or option codes in Mac by changing the keyboard input method to Unicode Hex Input.
- Option + 00AE for ®
- Option + 2122 for ™
3. Service Mark Symbol
There is also a special service mark symbol to use only on services. This is also written as a superscript ℠ similar to trademark. Below are the keyboard shortcuts for service mark symbol in Windows and Mac.
- Alt + 8480 in Windows documents
- 2120 + Alt + X in Windows Word
- Option + 2120 in Mac
4. Using on Web Documents
Use the decimal or hexadecimal codes, If you want to insert registered / trademark symbols in web documents.
- On HTML documents, use the entity name, decimal or hexadecimal in the format as given in the above table.
- On CSS, you can use the hexadecimal codes like \00AE and \2122.
You can also use the enclosed alphanumeric Latin capital R for registered symbol Ⓡ. The alt code shortcuts in Windows is “Alt + 9415” and Mac is “Option + 24C7”.
5. Insert Trademark and Registered Symbols on Android and iPhone
Both trademark and registered are part of Unicode emoji symbols. All smartphones have a dedicated emoji keyboard to insert symbols. Therefore, you can search with the emoji keyboard or type “registered / trademark” to get suggested symbol in the text box.