Help from South Africa trademark attorneys on the various symbols
You may have seen the TM lettering behind a word written in superscript directly after the slogan, logo or product name.
If you apply for trademark rights on a brand, through South Africa trademark attorneys, you will be advised not to use the TM lettering unless the trademark has been awarded. If the trademark has not yet been awarded through means of registration the South Africa trademark attorneys will recommend the usage of R in superscript, within a circle.
This symbol is often seen on the Internet where the company will also issue a statement regarding allowable use of their product names and for referencing their product brands.
If you need help in registering a trademark, make use of the experienced team of South Africa trademark attorneys at Smit & Van Wyk.