Do I need to use the trademark symbol?
The rules for using the trademark symbol for APA style writing are:
- APA style does not use the trademark symbol
- APA does require that the writer capitalize the name of the brand or product or company (as found in the APA 6th edition manual section 4.16).
- APA does not require quotation marks around the trademarked name.
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Trademark symbols are primarily used for commercial writing purposes, such as for a newspaper or advertisement. If your project is of a commercial nature, then here is an article that describes when to use which kind of trademark and also how to get the symbols, Using a Registered Trademark.
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