The registered trademark symbol "®" is frequently used in business writing to denote the intellectual property of a business or organisation. Unfortunately, because of the limited amount of space for symbols on a computer keyboard, there is no single key for typing the registered trademark symbol as there are for more commonly used symbols and punctuation. To insert the registered trademark symbol into a document that you are typing, you need to type the "alt code" associated with that symbol.
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Click with the mouse or use the keyboard arrow keys to place the blinking cursor where you want the registered trademark symbol to appear.
Hold down the "Alt" key in the lower-left corner of the keyboard. If you have a laptop keyboard with a blue "Fn" key, hold it down as well.
Type the numbers "0-1-7-4" using the dedicated keypad on the right side of the keyboard. If you are using a laptop keyboard with a blue "Fn" key, type these numerals using the keys marked with blue numbers.
Release the "Alt" and "Fn" keys. The ® symbol appears at the location of the blinking cursor.
Tips and warnings
- You can also type a registered trademark symbol on the Mac. Press the "Option" and "R" keys simultaneously to make the ® symbol appear at the location of the cursor.
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