What is a Trademark?A trademark may be a word, symbol, logo, slogan, or any combination thereof that is used to identify and distinguish one person’s goods or services from the goods or services of another, and serves as an indicator of source of the goods or services.
Use of "TM", "SM" and notation with Trademark:The "TM" or “SM” notation is merely a means of informing third parties that the person claims trademark rights to the word, slogan, or phrase associated with "TM" or "SM" notation. The same can be used once the application is made for registration of a Trademark. After the grant the symbol is used.
Types of Trademark:Basically there are three types of Trademarks namely
1. Trademark and Service mark
2. Collective mark
3. Certificate Trademark