I am making a game, and I have a worries is it legal to use the Trademark Symbol in the logo of the game?


The ™ symbol, is similar to the (c) symbol. There are both used to assert trademarks and copyright respectively. ™ is for unregistered trademarks, while (r) is.

As Dale points out, it's illegal to assert or use a trademark that isn't yours, as it is false and misleading. Using a trademark that is not yours is known as brand piracy.

  • So, it's legal to use TM to a logo, that doesn't have any declaration or similar?
    – MrColdfish
    Jan 29 '16 at 11:35
  • The question was about using the TM logo on what looks like is not a trademark, not using a the TM logo on a trademark that belongs to someone else. Aug 19 '16 at 6:27
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    @GabrielDiego Umm... What? He's asking if he can use the tm symbol on his own unregistered trademark.
    – Zizouz212
    Aug 19 '16 at 12:40

If you have registered the logo as a trade mark, yes. If not, it is a false and misleading representation (aka a lie) and is illegal in most jurisdictions.

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    Lying is not illegal.
    – Sam
    Jan 25 '16 at 16:45
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    This is incorrect (at least in the United States). A mark's owner should use TM in the case that a mark is not registered. Using TM on a registered mark is incorrect; in that case, the owner should use (R).
    – apsillers
    Jan 25 '16 at 18:20

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