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OPEN BY APPT. ONLY We know these last few months have been difficult for everyone and we appreciate your patience and understanding around keeping our customers, the public, and employees safe and healthy. We have completed some physical modifications to the lobby and are transitioning to in-person services by appointment only to allow for social distancing in our small public lobby. Due to the small space in the public lobby, only a limited number of appointments will be accepted each business day. The building will remain closed to the public who do not have an appointment.
For customers with an appointment, make sure to complete documents ahead of time and that a check or money order for the exact amount is ready. The Secretary of State’s office cannot provide legal advice related to your filings. Make sure you have consulted any legal resources required in advance. You will receive additional instructions when you make an appointment.
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Trademarks

Search Trademarks

Search for a trademark or service mark by mark name; registration number; owner name; class number; class title; entering a description of the goods or services, key words associated with the mark, new marks and renewals.

You can search for the classification of goods or services by entering either a word associated with the service or the class number under which the service falls.

You can perform a more extensive search of the International Classification of Goods and Services by

Contact Trademarks

Telephone

919-814-5400

Fax

919-807-2215

Mailing Address

The Trademarks Section
Department of the Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622

Physical Address

2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903

To Report Counterfeit Trademarks

SAC Derek Wiles
dWiles@sosnc.gov
919-607-2077

or

Intellectual Property Prosecutor Donya Strong
dstrong@sosnc.gov
919-814-5400
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