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State Trademark Information

Below you will find information on trademarks specific to all 50 states and D.C. -- including information on registering a trademark in your state, which will put others on notice as to your ownership of legal rights to the mark. For a step-by-step guide to applying for federal trademark registration, see Registering a Trademark.

Alabama

Lands and Trademarks Division

(Alabama Secretary of State)

Alaska

Filing an Alaska State Trademark

(Alaska Dept. of Community & Economic Development)

Arizona

Tradenames and Trademarks

(Arizona Secretary of State)

Arkansas

Trademark/Service Mark

(Arkansas Secretary of State)

California

Trademarks and Service Marks

(California Secretary of State)

Colorado

Trademarks FAQs

(Colorado Secretary of State)

Connecticut

Trade and Service Mark FAQ

(Connecticut Secretary of State)

Delaware

Trademarks, Brands, and Labels

(Delaware Trademark Act)

District of Columbia

Reserve or Register a Trade Name

(D.C. Government)

Florida

Trademark / Service Mark Forms (Florida Department of State)

Georgia

Trademarks and Service Marks

(Georgia Secretary of State)

Hawaii

Trade Name, Trade Mark, or Service Mark

(Hawaii Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs)

Idaho

Trademarks and Service Marks

(Idaho Secretary of State)

Illinois

Trademark Publications and Forms

(Illinois Secretary of State)

Indiana

Trademarks Information and Search

(Indiana Secretary of State)

Iowa

Application for Registration of Mark

[PDF] (Iowa Secretary of State)

Kansas

Trademark / Service Mark Registration

[PDF] (Kansas Secretary of State)

Kentucky

Trademarks / Service Marks

(Kentucky Secretary of State)

Louisiana

Application to Register Trade Name, Trademark, or Service Mark

[PDF] (Louisiana Secretary of State)

Maine

Marks and Trade Names

(Maine Secretary of State)

Maryland

Trademarks and Service Marks

(Maryland Secretary of State)

Massachusetts

Trademark and Service Marks

(Massachusetts Secretary of State)

Michigan

Trademarks and Service Marks (Michigan Dept. of Consumer & Industry Services)

Minnesota

Trade and Service Marks

(Minnesota Secretary of State)

Mississippi

Application to Register/Renew Trade and Service Marks

[PDF] (Mississippi Secretary of State)

Missouri

Trademarks and Service Marks

(Missouri Secretary of State)

Montana

Trademarks

(Montana Secretary of State)

Nebraska

Trademark / Service Mark Application

[PDF] (Nebraska Secretary of State)

Nevada

Trademarks search

(Nevada Secretary of State)

New Hampshire

Trademark/ Service Mark Forms and Laws

(New Hampshire Secretary of State)

New Jersey

Register / Renew State Trade and Service Marks

(New Jersey Division of Revenue)

New Mexico

Trademarks and Service Marks

(New Mexico Secretary of State)

New York

Trademark Forms and Instructions

(New York Dept. of State)

North Carolina

Trademarks

(North Carolina Secretary of State)

North Dakota

Trademark / Service Mark Registration

(North Dakota Secretary of State)

Ohio

Trademarks / Service Marks

(Ohio Secretary of State)

Oklahoma

Trademark

(Oklahoma Secretary of State)

Oregon

Trade and Service Marks - Registration

[PDF] (Oregon Secretary of State)

Pennsylvania

Registration of a Trademark

(Pennsylvania Department of State)

Rhode Island

Trademark / Service Mark Section

(Rhode Island Secretary of State)

South Carolina

Trademarks

(South Carolina Secretary of State)

South Dakota

Trademarks

(South Dakota Secretary of State)

Tennessee

Trademarks

(Tennessee Department of State)

Texas

Trademark Forms

(Texas Secretary of State)

Utah

Trademark

(Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code)

Vermont

Trademarks

(Vermont Secretary of State)

Virginia

Trademarks and Service Marks Registered in Virginia (Virginia State Corporation Commission)

Washington

Trademark Registration / Renewal

[PDF] (Washington Secretary of State)

West Virginia

Trademarks and Service Marks

(West Virginia Secretary of State)

Wisconsin

Trade Names and Trademarks

(Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions)

Wyoming

Trademarks

(Wyoming Secretary of State)

Get Professional Legal Help Complying with State Trademark Law

Trademark law can be very complex, especially when you consider the various jurisdictions involved. For instance, you may sell your goods internationally -- thus requiring extra protections -- or you may need help complying with state laws. Find a trademark attorney licensed to practice in your state to get started.

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