How does one register a mark with the State of Alaska?
In order to register a trademark in the State of Alaska, the goods or services must be in use in this state. A separate application must be submitted for each class of goods being registered.
Pursuant to AS 45.50, a person may register their mark by:
- submitting the Application for Registration,
- along with three (3) specimens showing the actual use of the mark on or in connection with the stated goods/service with applicable fees.
A State of Alaska trademark registration is valid only in the State of Alaska for a period of five years from the date of registration.
Marks will not be registered which are merely descriptive or that only serve to identify the name of a business, primarily geographical, merely a surname, immoral or scandalous, consisting of national symbols or the flag or coat of arms of any country, deceptively similar to a state registered trademark on file with the division, or indistinguishable from any other entity name on file with the division, or a mark on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or indistinguishable from any other entity name on file with the division.
The Corporations Section does not check an application against other state's registrations, or registrations on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
You are strongly advised to conduct a thorough search of your mark before filing. If you require assistance, you are advised to seek the services of an attorney or other qualified professional specializing in the area of trademark law.
Forms are available online at Forms & Fees.
If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org