Insert a Copyright, Trademark (TM) or Registered Trademark Symbol in a Microsoft Word Document

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated June 16, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft® Word® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365 (Windows)

You can insert the copyright, trademark (TM) or registered trademark symbol in a Microsoft Word document using the Insert Symbol command or by using keyboard shortcuts.

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Inserting a copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol using Insert Symbol

You can use the Insert Symbol command to insert special characters in Word documents.

To insert a copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol using Insert Symbol:

  1. Click where you want to insert the symbol.
  2. Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.
  3. In the Symbols group, click Symbol. A drop-down menu appears.
  4. Click More Symbols. A dialog box appears. In Word, there are two tabs at the top of the dialog box.
  5. Click the Special Characters tab.
  6. Click the special character you would like to insert.
  7. Click Insert.
  8. Click Close.

Below is the Insert Symbol dialog box in Word:

Insert Symbol dialog box in Microsoft Word with copyright, trademark and registered trademark symbols.

Inserting a copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol using keyboard shortcuts

You can also use Ctrl key shortcuts to insert special characters or symbols as follows:

  • Copyright – press Ctrl + Alt + C
  • Registered trademark – press Ctrl + Alt + R
  • Trademark – press Ctrl + Alt + T

You can insert many other special characters using Insert Symbol including accents and Wingdings characters.

Another alternative is to use AutoCorrect keyboard shortcuts to insert the symbols as follows:

  • Copyright – type (C) and press spacebar
  • Registered tradement – type (R) and press spacebar
  • Trademark – type (TM) and press spacebar

AutoCorrect is a proofing tool that also controls the capitalization of the first letter of a sentence as well as other defaults in Microsoft Word.

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