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Application For Registration Of Trademark Or Service Mark

This is a South Carolina form that can be used for Trademark And Service Mark within Secretary Of State.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ The Secretary of State's Office registers and renews trademarks and service marks in the State of South Carolina. Applications may be sent by mail or submitted in person at the Secretary of State's Office. Please allow two (2) weeks for the processing of your application. Trademark and service mark applications must be completed in their entirety prior to being submitted to the Secretary of State's Trademarks Division. If you have any questions regarding submission of a trademark or service mark application, you should seek counsel from a licensed attorney. The Trademarks Division acts solely in an administrative capacity and cannot provide legal advice to customers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm that the mark the applicant intends to file is not already in use. To view a current listing of marks registered with the state of South Carolina, please go to www.sos.sc.gov/trademark. To search federally registered marks, go to www.uspto.gov and select "Trademarks." For questions regarding federal registration of trademarks and service marks, please call 1-800-786-9199. FEE NOTICE Application fees submitted to the Secretary of State's Office with a trademark or service mark application are not refundable, as provided under S.C. Code §39-15-1185. Any fee submitted with an application will not be refunded in the event of refusal or abandonment of the application. Upon the filing of a trademark or service mark application and payment of the application fee, the Trademarks Division will examine the application. If the Trademarks Division determines that the mark is not entitled to registration, the Trademarks Division will notify the applicant of the reasons why the application was denied. The applicant will then have fifteen (15) days to amend and resubmit the application. If the applicant fails to amend and resubmit the application within fifteen (15) days, then the application will be deemed abandoned and the application fee forfeited. Any subsequent application must be accompanied by a separate application fee. Instructions for Registration of a Trademark or Service Mark This application must be filled out completely, signed, and notarized. Incomplete applications will be rejected and returned to the applicant. The Secretary of State's Office cannot offer legal advice. If you have a legal question about this application or about trademarks and service marks generally, you should seek counsel with a licensed attorney. The following notes correspond to the each part of the application, beginning on the first page of the application. Part 1: Type of Application · Check whether the Trademark/Service Mark Application is "New" or a "Renewal." New - If you are submitting a trademark or service mark application for a new mark, check "New." The fee for registering a new mark is $15.00 per class (for example, if you are submitting an application for a mark in three classes, the fee will be $45.00.) Classes are defined in the following "Classes of Goods and Services" pages. Renewal - If you are renewing an active mark that has already been registered with our office, check "Renewal." Renewal applications are $5.00 regardless of the number of classes, and may be filed up to six (6) months prior to the expiration date. · Check Trademark OR Service Mark. You may check only one per form. If you are applying for a trademark and a service mark, you must submit two (2) separate applications. Trademarks and service marks offer the same level of protection; one is simply for goods and the other is for services. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com A trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device and/or combination of these used by a person to identify and distinguish the products or goods of that person from those manufactured and sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods, even if that source is unknown [S.C. Code of Laws §39-15-1105(9)]. A service mark is a word, name, symbol, or device and/or combination of these used by a person to identify and distinguish the services provided by one person, including a unique service, from the services of others and to indicate the source of the services. Titles, character names used by a person, and other distinctive features of radio or television programs, motion pictures, newspapers, or magazines may be registered as service marks notwithstanding that they or the programs may advertise the goods of the sponsor [S.C. Code of Laws §39-151105(7)]. Part 2: Applicant Information and Mark (1) Name of Applicant. The Applicant is the owner of the mark. The Applicant can be an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other person. Only one individual or business entity may be the owner of a mark. (2) Applicant's principal place of business address. This does not have to be a South Carolina address. (3) If the Applicant has a business address in South Carolina, enter that address here. If the address is the same as the address in number 2, enter "same." If the Applicant does not have a business address in South Carolina, enter "none." (4) Check the box that corresponds to the type of Applicant. Your answer to question (4) must match the entity given in answer to question (1). If the applicant is a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company, please enter the state in which the entity was organized. (5) Describe the mark. The description should include any wording and/or design elements if claimed. For example, if you are registering a service mark that includes the company name with logo, your description should state the company name and a complete description of the "look" of the logo. The description should include instructions on the placement of the words with the logo. If you are registering a word mark only, simply provide the word(s) you wish to register. The description you enter for question (5) must match exactly the mark as it appears on the specimens you provide. (6) Actual goods or services with which the mark will be used. For example, if you are submitting an application for a logo that will be used on a line of clothing, you will state that the trademark will be used on "clothing." If you are submitting an application for a service mark for a plumbing service, you will state that the "service is a plumbing service." (7) Mode or manner in which you will use the mark. If you are registering a trademark to be used on clothing,

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