Copyright and Trademark Symbols in HTML

   Posted by David Kirk in HTML

The ASCII codes can be used to create several useful symbols. Here is a description of how to use ASCII code in your html pages.

ASCII codes in html can be identified with the preceding “&#”

They should be placed into the html just as plain text. The browser should render the ASCII code as the correct symbol.

© or copyright symbol can be created with this:


® or sound recording copyright symbol can be created with this:


™ or trademark can be created with this:


℠ or service mark can be created with this:


Editor’s note: Based on a request in the comments, this post has been updated to include the html for the service mark symbol.


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33 Responses to “Copyright and Trademark Symbols in HTML”

  1. December 09, 2008 at 8:55 pm, Alice said:

    Thanks for the reminder


  2. June 18, 2009 at 1:48 am, Anonymous said:

    Thanks! This helps out a lot! I searched for “html trademark code” (without the quotes) and this blog entry was on the first page! Nice!


  3. July 25, 2009 at 8:18 am, Anonymous said:


  4. October 21, 2009 at 10:36 am, prasad said:

    Thanks for the info. I was looking for it.



  5. October 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm, Sedasa Malthorne said:

    Six years later, this info still comes in handy. Thanks!


    • January 06, 2010 at 12:47 am, slow... said:

      “Sedasa Malthorne
      Six years later, this info still comes in handy. Thanks!”



      • April 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm, muddywater said:


  6. April 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm, Anonymous said:

    Hi guys, I want to put trade mark symbol on my Wifi SSID. ™ doesnt work. Please help


  7. January 14, 2011 at 6:49 am, Noopur Julka said:

    &trade &#0153


  8. January 14, 2011 at 6:50 am, Noopur Julka said:

    &trade &#0153 (Test from Firefx)


  9. January 14, 2011 at 6:51 am, Ccvcv said:


  10. January 14, 2011 at 6:55 am, Ffffff said:


  11. January 14, 2011 at 6:56 am, Ghgh said:


  12. March 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm, William said:



  13. March 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm, William said:


  14. June 13, 2011 at 7:50 am, Johna said:

    thank you found wath i was looking for very usefull for my site


  15. October 14, 2011 at 8:37 am, Jaime said:

    I was looking for them…THANKS!


  16. January 06, 2012 at 12:50 pm, DL said:

    Thanks, I was looking for this and it works perfectly.


    • April 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm, asghar karbalaei said:

      > thanks but some trade mark are real trade mark from the base like tm for hot link or tm for X control or X pack
      but most of people dont want to belive some tm was the first tm i used in 22 years befor as the normal words in my daily life in japan but they fix othat on me as trade mark like hp for making profile and after using just try to close all file in money matter by trying to kill me even my familly as their last activity and their best trad mark about comonty trade mark in this global by saying love you in meaning the way we used you all time and want to kill you as our best love(actully they used me all years as a tool to make money and in their last program just usingthat money from my activity by using difrent name for this bausiness in difrent way and their last bausiness just they saying we doing the bausiness in car security from stolen the car engin in every where for your car and their means of car is the system they arenging all together as mafia band and all of them just care of me to dont let me find any job and dont let me have any income since last 16 months becouse all of them around 1200 people working and living in this system and really if i want open their activity really many pof them having hanging penalty by country law and international law and shariat law and their means of engin for the car is me in this system and all of them just looking about time i sit beside the road and asking miney from the people becvouse in their last program near 2 years ago sending sms and email try to learning how to runing behind the truk food to get money becouse you should do that and this is iranian program as their best view and soft wear and hard wear for me and my personal familly and in real in last ten years did and act on this way directly about my familly but they should wait for feuture and is not far to answer about many thing to the cort in here and answer to inteligent police aboiut their activity even 18 months ago i write full detail about this day for all of them in internet and now they living in that condition i write just they are lucky becouse our government are kind other wise if was like some other place now most of them hanging already becouse of trying and spoiling country economy in 2 years more than 12 years and if any one want i can prove and show all evidence to them


  17. February 08, 2012 at 4:47 am, Akan said:

    Thanks What Usefull Infomation you have Here Thanks a lot


  18. February 08, 2012 at 4:49 am, Akan said:

    Thanks a lot it really worked perfectly thank once again


  19. September 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm, Flora said:

    How can I create a trademark image using ‘SM?’


    • September 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm, David Kirk said:

      HTML: ℠


      • September 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm, David Kirk said:

        > HTML: ℠


        • September 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm, David Kirk said:

          Added information to original article and republished. Thanks for the request.


  20. September 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm, Jen Kumar said:

    Thanks, I was looking for this and it works perfectly.


  21. October 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm, pwf said:

    Unfortunately, on Windows 7, both Chrome and Safari fail to render the #8480 code for SM properly. Chrome displays generic missing character boxes, and Safari makes the character illegible.


  22. February 07, 2013 at 8:31 am, Vg said:

    Tried on IE, Firefox and Chrome. I still couldnt get the SM working. my OS is Windows XP. Please help.


  23. March 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm, Joseph said:

    HTML provides named entities for these characters already.

    (c) = ©
    (R) = ®
    (tm) = ™

    These should be used instead of the actual unicode entity, if for nothing more than it is a best practice, and allows for code readability with the proper semantics. Other reasons are for the evolution of character sets that could be seen (unlikely, however)… using the named entities would ensure the persistence of the proper character to be shown.

    Others actually have different numerical representations for the actual specific character:
    (P) = ℗


  24. July 30, 2013 at 5:40 am, Stick said:



  25. December 12, 2013 at 3:05 am, marty said:

    Thanks! I have a service only business, but I prefer the TM.The SM looks lame.


  26. December 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm, marty said:

    Does anyone know why the TM tag will not work in a thanks


  27. April 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm, asghar karbalaei said:

    regarding the trade mark or tm which is difrent with TM but i want to know who can register for me the trade mark as tp as world by top link becouse i should prove this one is belong to me as top link and i will prove this befor want to prove ll as last link


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