The Secretary of State’s office maintains registration and all updates of California state trademarks and service marks. This information is accessible via our California Trademark Search tool, which provides free PDF copies of imaged Trademark documents. Any documents yet to be imaged are available to the public upon request. General provisions governing trademarks and service marks are found in the Model State Trademark Law, California Business and Professions Code sections 14200 et seq.
Trademarks Online: Applications to file a Trademark or Service Mark registration can be submitted online through the California Secretary of State’s bizfile California portal, in person at the Sacramento office, or through the mail.
Date received, which will establish priority for the application complying with applicable law, is determined in the following order:
Whether you file online or on paper, please note the following:
The Trademark Unit is also responsible for the registration of various other filings, such as container brands, which could be a name, mark or device impressed or produced on a container (California Business & Professions Code section 14425), laundry marks (California Business & Professions Code section 14480), and the names of farms, ranches, estates, or villas (California Business & Professions Code section 14460).