The term "trademark" means any word, name, symbol or device or any combination thereof used by a person to identify and distinguish the goods of such person, including a unique product, from those manufactured and sold by others, and to indicate the source of goods, even if the source is unknown. Registration of trademarks are made to show ownership of the mark and to provide protection to the mark itself. Each mark must be reviewed to determine if it so resembles a previously registered mark as not to cause confusion, mistake or deception.
Federal registration may be obtained by contacting the US Patent and Trademark Office at (800-786-9199).
||FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE
|Original Application to Register a Trademark||DOS-0241-f-l-a||DOS-0241-f-l-a|
|Filing||No||$50||There is a $50 filing fee for each classification claimed for registration.|
Personal Check; Postal Money Order; Cashier's Check
Make payable to the NYS Department of State
Duration & Processing
|Average Processing Time:
||Yes - Every 10 years
||No - An application for renewal is available on DOS's website and must be filed within 6 months prior to the expiration.
||Late Penalty: Yes - If trademark registration expires, you must submit a new original application.
Three specimens showing the mark as actually used, Always Required