What does the "circle R" symbol mean in connection with trademarks?

Minneapolis trademark lawyer David D’Zurilla explains what Ⓡ (or “circle r”) means.

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The circle R symbol in connection with trademarks means that one’s trademark has been registered at the United States Trademark Office. When one files an application, their trademark application is pending and they cannot use the circle R symbol until the registration certificate has issued.