Meaning of (TM) in English

(TM)

(Trademark) An ASCII rendition of the trademark-superscript symbol, appended to phrases that the author feels should be recorded for posterity.

It is sometimes used ironically as a form of protest against the recent spate of software patents , algorithm patents and " look and feel " lawsuits.

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(1994-12-02)

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