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What is the difference between the ™ and ® symbols?

TM (™) means that your logo design is undergoing the trademarking process. This symbol should be placed on your logo while your application is being processed as this can take some time. It is a form of temporary protection. The R(®) symbol means the logo has been federally registered (® cannot be used for state trademark). You place this symbol on your logo once your application has been approved and your logo becomes a registered trademark.

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