® Registered Sign Alt Code

Below is the Alt code keyboard shortcut for inserting the registered sign. If you are new to Alt codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use Alt Codes to Enter Special Characters. The Alt code for the registered (®) sign on Windows systems is 0174. To enter the registered symbol using the Alt code, hold down the Alt key and, while keeping it pressed, type 0174 using the numeric keypad. Then, release the Alt key, and the registered symbol (®) should appear. On an Apple Mac US keyboard, press the Option key and the letter R button key simultaneously. Please note that Alt codes may not work in all applications or with all keyboard configurations, as it depends on the specific settings and character encoding. If these methods do not work, simply copy and paste the registered sign below.

Click the registered sign symbol to copy:


Symbol NameRegistered sign
Registered trade mark sign
Windows Alt CodeAlt 0174
Windows Alt X Code00AE Alt X
Mac Option Key ShortcutOption + R
HTML Entity
Named Character
HTML Entity
Numeric Character Reference (Hexadecimal)
HTML Entity
Numeric Character Reference (Decimal)
Unicode Code PointU+00AE

Origin, Meaning and Usage of the Registered Sign Symbol ®

The registered symbol (®) is a typographic symbol used to indicate that a particular word, phrase, logo, or other identifying mark is a registered trademark. It signifies that the mark has been officially registered with the appropriate trademark office or authority and is legally protected from unauthorized use.

The registered symbol (®) consists of the letter “R” enclosed within a circle. It serves as a notice to the public that the associated trademark is registered and protected under trademark laws. The symbol is often used after the trademarked name or logo, and it indicates that the owner of the trademark has exclusive rights to use the mark in connection with the goods or services specified in the registration.

Using the registered symbol is not mandatory in all jurisdictions, but it is a common practice to provide notice of trademark registration and deter potential infringers. In countries like the United States, the symbol is used to indicate that the mark is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Other countries may have their own trademark offices where registration is required for legal protection, and the use of the registered symbol varies depending on local regulations.

It’s important to note that the registered symbol should only be used with trademarks that are officially registered. Using the symbol for unregistered marks or falsely indicating registration can lead to legal consequences. If a trademark is not yet registered, the “TM” symbol can be used instead to indicate that the mark is being claimed as a trademark, even though it may not be officially registered.

The registered symbol (®) helps trademark owners assert their rights, distinguish their goods or services from others, and provide notice to potential infringers that the mark is protected. It is an important symbol in the realm of intellectual property and trademark law.

The registered sign symbol ® is a part of the set of Alt Codes for Letter-like Symbols. For the the complete list of the ASCII based Windows Alt Codes, refer to Windows Alt Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.