TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
If memory serves, Registered or (R) is short for Registered Service Mark
or for some "mark" other than Trade Mark. Trade marks are used for
products; service marks are used for services - I used it to register
the logo for a day care chain, for instance. It is used when you
register the design, along with an explanation of why it's unique, with
the same office where you register a trademark. The (R) means that it
has been registered, and thus is protected from duplication and use by