How to Type the Trademark Symbol on a Macbook

Updated February 21, 2017

The trademark symbol appears as the letters "TM" in a superscript font. Typing the trademark symbol next to symbols, designs or words indicates that you consider yourself the owner of those unique symbols, designs or words. You do not have to register the images or words to use the trademark symbol. If you register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the symbol appears as an "R" within a circle. You can type either version of the trademark symbol using the keyboard of your MacBook.

Navigate to the application in which you want to type a trademark symbol. Place the cursor at the desired location in the text.

Press the "Option" and "2" keys to type the trademark symbol.

Press the "Option" and "R" keys to type the registered trademark symbol.

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