You can claim a trademark on anything by using the TM Symbol, but you can't use the registered trademark symbol (R) unless you have registered the trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office.  

Here's a link to InterNACHI's Policy on Logo Designs for Members.

Using the registered trademark symbol for a trademark you have not registered could subject your company to negative publicity and/or a civil suit, and in very rare cases criminal penalties.


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