In today's blog post, we'll be discussing whether it's illegal to use the symbols ® or ™ on a name that isn't trademarked. From my research, I found out that using the ® symbol on an unregistered trademark is indeed illegal and could lead to penalties. On the other hand, the ™ symbol can be used freely for any name, even if it's not officially registered, as it simply indicates that the owner considers it to be their trademark. Be cautious with these symbols, as misusing them can potentially lead to legal issues. Remember, it's always best to consult with a legal professional when dealing with trademark matters.