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Trademark Law Research

An introduction to researching trademark law.

State Trademark Statutes

Trademark rights are also created and governed by state statutes or state common law.  You can use 50-state surveys of state law to find citations to state statutes and compare them.

State Trademark Registration

To acquire trademark and/or service mark registration at the state level, applicants must file an application with the trademark office of the specific state in which protection is sought. For information about state registration requirements, applicants must contact the individual state trademark office.