Can I stylize the trademark symbol to match logo design?
I need to know if the trademark (â„¢) symbol has to remain fairly generic in styling, or can it by made to match the style of a logo?
I am not a trademark attorney which is really who you should ask.
My understanding is the â„¢ is merely an indicator that the mark is being used in an effort to register it. â„¢ means "We intend to make this an Â® when unique usage has been established." â„¢ does not provide any legal protection, it merely is a notice to infringers that the user may intend to file a registration claim. The more you "design" the â„¢ the more you convolute that warning.
â„¢ is never meant to be part of a logotype. You really don't design around the â„¢. It may change to a Â® when the mark is registered. You should design your logotype without considering the â„¢. Then place the â„¢ in the most optimum location for visibility.
All this taken into account -- Yes, you can style the â„¢ to some degree. However, be careful not to alter it so much that it no longer appears to be the actual â„¢ mark. And be aware that it may be removed or replaced at some point so your logo should never rely on the â„¢ being present.