Do You Have to Register a Trademark to Use the Symbol?

The ™ and ® marks have no legal significance or meaning in Canada. Thus there are no repercussions to using these marks. Surprisingly neither the ™ nor the ® mark appears in official Canadian Trademark Law.

Unofficial meaning of the ™ mark has come to mean unregistered trademarks or in-process trademarks while the ® has come to mean registered trademark. If you sell into the United States, usage of either symbol without a US trademark registration may prohibit future registration of your trademark in that country.

What is a Trademark? Explains Canadian Trademark rules.

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