Is "Unicode" a registered trademark?

From: Adrian Havill (
Date: Tue Mar 17 1998 - 19:40:21 EST

Just curious as to how protected the word is...

I mistyped <URL:> and was quite surprised. I also noticed
that they have the little circle "R" by their name as well. After typing in the
correct address, I noticed that the real Unicode has the mark as well.

(Reminds me of the popular Japanese computer magazine that decided to name
itself, ironically, "ASCII.")

What are the legal requirements for usage of the word "Unicode?" Can a software
package brag on the outside of it's wrapping about supporting UTF-8, etc.,
without permission from TUC?

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