How to Type the Trademark Symbol

By Kathryn Hatter

When you are entering text in an Email, in an Internet browser or a word processing program, occasionally you will need to type the trademark symbols to denote the trademark status of a product or service. When entering generic text, the keystroke sequence involves the "Alt" key and then a sequence of numbers. After you enter these keys, the trademark symbol will appear in the correct format. When entering text in Microsoft Word, choose the trademark symbols from the available symbols in the program.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft Word 2007

Trademark Symbols in Microsoft Word

Step 1

Open your Microsoft Word program and open a new document.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" tab at the top of the document. Find the "Symbol" option over at the right top corner of the document and click this to open a window with symbols to select.

Step 3

Select the small "TM" symbol to designate an unregistered trademark. Select the symbol that looks like an R with a circle around it to designate a registered trademark.

Trademark Symbols in Emails and other Text

Step 1

Press the "Num Lock" key on your keyboard to lock the numerical keypad.

Step 2

Hold down the "Alt" key and then at the same time enter "0153" with your numerical keypad (on the right side of your keyboard). This will create the small "TM" symbol used to designate an unregistered trademark.

Step 3

Hold down the "Alt" key and then at the same time enter "0174" with your numerical keypad. This will create the R with a circle around it.

Step 4

Press the "Num Lock" key again to unlock the numerical keypad.

Tips & Warnings

  • In Microsoft Word, you can also use the following keyboard shortcuts to insert trademark symbols:
  • Trademark Symbol: Alt + Ctrl + T
  • Registered Trademark Symbol: Alt + Ctrl + R