Answered By: Kate Britt Last Updated: Jan 05, 2018 Views: 5
There are both federal and state trademark registration schemes. State trademark registration is often handled by the respective Secretary of State.
Federal registration is with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- The USPTO website has information about trademark basics and applications.
- Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) is a searchable database of existing applications and registrations.
Michigan registration is through the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
- The LARA website has information about Michigan law governing trademarks, service marks, insignias, and tradenames.
- The site includes a list of registered trademarks and application forms.
See also: Specialized Legal Research (Ref Coll KF240 .S6912x), Chapter 11 "Federal Patent and Trademark Law."