FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How To Type and Insert Trademark TM, Registered (R) and Copyright (C) Symbols For All Platforms

Has this ever happened to you? You're typing a document and maybe posting comments on social media, or maybe you're creating your own email signature and you're trying to find that TM or an R in a circle symbol for registered trademark or copyright symbol. And it gets so frustrated because you can’t find them anywhere in your keyboard, right? So you go out there, you Google, you maybe ask some people around and eventually you'll find it, but the next time you need to use the same character, you still have no idea how to find it.

My name is Andrei Mincov. I'm the founder of Trademark Factory. And in my long years of being in this business, I've typed these characters probably thousands of times, and I figured it out the hard way. So I created this short video when I'm going to show you how you can find the TM, the R in a circle and copyright symbols on Windows, on Mac, On iOS, whether you’re using Android. And at the end of this video, I'm also going to show you a universal solution that you can use regardless of the platform you're using.

Really, really, really simple.

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So here's how you get the trademark and copyright symbols on a full sized Windows keyboard. First, you're gonna press and hold the alt key. And then if you want to get the TM symbol on the numeric bed, you will press 0153 and then you're going to let go of both the alt and the three keys. That's how you get the TM. If you won the R in a circle, then again, you're going to press and hold the alt key and then you're going to type in 0174 and then again, you're going to let go of both these keys. And if you want the copyright symbol, you're going to press and hold alt, and then you're going to type 0169 and then let go.

So if you've got a Windows laptop or any other Windows computer without a numeric pad on the keyboard, here's how you access the characters. First, you press the Windows key on your keyboard, it brings up the start menu. You start typing character map, and once it shows up there, just click it to open it up. When it appears, click on where it says advanced view. Once you click there, it will open up a few extra options and where it says, guru by, change all to Unicode sub range. And when you do that, it would open up another dialogue and it will default to Latin. So if you want to find the TM symbol, you would change it to a letter like symbols first, and you'll see the TM symbol right there. So double click it, it put added to this field where it says characters to copy, and when it gets there, you press select and copy and there you go. You can paste it back into your document. If you're trying to get the R in a circle symbol, you have to pick general punctuation in the group by dialogue. Again, here it is, R in a circle. Double click it and then select and copy. And for copyright symbol. Same, general punctuation. Here it is. Double click it, select and copy, and then you're done.

So here's how you access the trademark and copyright symbols on a Mac. First, you’re gonna press and hold the option key. And then if you want the TM symbol, you’re going to press number two, and then you're going to let go of both these keys. That's how you get the TM. If you want the R in a circle, you're going to press and hold the option key and then letter R, and then you gonna let go of both of these. And if you want the copyright symbol, you're going to press and hold the option key and then the key. That's how you get the copyright symbol.

And here's how you type the trademark or copyright symbol on an iOS device. It could be an iPhone or an iPad. It doesn't matter. Works the same way. You go to settings, go to general, you go to keyboard, and here you got to check if you've got the emoji keyboard installed. If you're like me and you don't, you'll have to add new keyboard. And when you get there, find the emoji keyboard and make sure you have it here. Once it's installed, you can go to the app where you want to type. It could be the notes, it could be the browser, or it could be anything where you need those symbols. And then, you’re going to click on the emoji button. Once you're there, it's going to be a ton of different emojis. And you got to click on the button for symbols right there. Once you get to that screen, you'll see a lot of different symbols. You'll have to swipe all the way to the left. Until you see this screen, and here you have all of the three symbols in the same place. If you click ™, you will get you the TM symbol. If you click on the R in a circle, it gets you an R in a circle symbol. And if you click on the copyright symbol, it will get you the copyright symbol, plain and simple. Right?

And here's how you type the trademark and copyright symbols on an Android. You find the app where you want to type, and then you go to the numbers keyboard, and in the numbers screen you'll click on the equal sign right here. And on this new screen you will find the trademark and copyright symbols. So when you click TM, it will type TM, click the R in a circle, It will type R in a circle. And if you type the copyright symbol, it will type the copyright symbol. Very, very, very easy.

Or, you can just go to TMF.ROCKS/TYPE. TMF stands for Trademark Factory. So, TMF.ROCKS/TYPE. It will open up a page on Trademark Factory website, and from here, you can copy all of these symbols. And also if you want their HTML code. So there's how it works. And it works from both desktops and laptops. Works on phones and tablets. It works everywhere. It makes it really, really simple. So TMF.ROCKS/TYPE. For example you want the R in a circle, you click here, copy, and then you open the document where you want to copy too, and you just paste it and there you have it. If you want the TM symbol again, you'll copy it and you paste it. And if you want the copyright, you copy it and then you paste it. And if you want the HTML codes, if you're a coder, there it is. Same for the R in a circle. And this is for the copyright symbol. So however you want to do it, there they are. Makes it really, really simple for you to copy and use them when you need them.

I hope you found this video useful, and if you did, make sure you share it with somebody who, like you, need s to know how to type these characters. And if you're an entrepreneur, if you're running a business, if you're building a brand, I suggest you get on a free call with our strategy advisors and on that free call we'll be able to figure out your brand success plan, whether it includes protecting your brand, your trademark or maybe some different strategy to help you succeed with your business. So go to trademarkfactory.com and book your free call with a strategy advisor and we'll take it from there. And until then, I'll see you in the next video.

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