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Review the subject/verb agreement below:
A trademark (and a registered trademark) does not need to be marked on second mention.
A trademark (and a registered trademark) do not need to be marked on second mention.
Which one is correct? Do you take into account what’s written in the parentheses?
Rule of thumb: ignore nouns inside of the parentheses when choosing your verb. Parentheses tell us that what is inside the parentheses can be ignored.