Trademarks and Service Marks

The Secretary of State’s office maintains registration and all updates of California state trademarks and service marks. This information is accessible 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.

Registration forms and other forms related to trademark and service mark filings published by this office prior to January 1, 2008, do not comply with the Model State Trademark Law and will not be accepted for filing.

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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).

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