US State Trademark Offices

In the USA, every state maintains its own trademarks office so that trademark owners can get state registrations for their trademarks.

There are three main situations where trademark owners usually want to register their trademark in the states where they use them:

  • They only use their trademark in one state
  • Their trademarks aren’t registrable under federal law
  • Their trademarks are merely descriptive

State Trademark Office links and comments:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas

California Secretary of State

  • Filing Fee: $70.00 per Classification Code
  • Use required: Yes, in-state
  • Each Trademark and Service Mark must be submitted separately
  • Online filing: Yes, California Trademarks

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware


Florida Divisions of Corporations

  • Filing Fee: $87.50 per class
  • Use required: Yes, and samples (specimens) are required
  • One class of Goods or services per application
  • Online filing: No

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts

Michigan Licensing

  • Filing Fee: $50
  • Use required: Yes, and samples (specimens) are required
  • One class of Goods or services per application? Not clear
  • Online filing: No
  • Requires a search: Yes, MI state and US Federal trademark search
  • Questions: Call the Corporations Division at 517-241-6470


Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska

Nevada Secretary of State

  • Filing Fee: $100
  • Use required: Yes, somewhere
  • Each Trademark and Service Mark must be submitted separately
  • Online filing: No and the trademark application must be notarized.


New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico

New York State Department of State

  • Filing Fee: $50 Checks or money orders should be made payable to the “Department of State.”
  • Use required: Yes, and samples (specimens) are required
  • One class of Goods or services per application
  • Online filing: No
  • Requires a search: Yes, NY state and US Federal trademark search
  • NY Questions: Call (518) 473-2492
  • Declaration: The applicant is the owner of the mark, the mark is in use, and, to the knowledge of the person verifying the application, no other person has registered, either federally or in this state, or has the right to use such mark either in the identical form or in such near resemblance as to be likely, when applied to the services of such other person, to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.

    The undersigned applies to register the aforesaid mark pursuant to Article 24 of the General Business Law and affirms under the penalties of perjury that the statements herein made, including any attached papers, are true.


North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming