MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS
48-503. Application for registration. Subject to the limitations set forth in this act, any person who uses a mark may file in the office of the secretary of state, in a form prescribed by the secretary of state, an application for registration of that mark setting forth, but not limited to, the following information:
(1) The name and business address of the person applying for such registration; and, if a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, the state of domestication, and if a partnership, the names of the general partners, as specified by the secretary of state;
(2) The goods or services on or in connection with which the mark is used and the mode or manner in which the mark is used on or in connection with such goods or services and the class in which such goods or services fall;
(3) The date when the mark was first used anywhere and the date when it was first used in this state by the applicant or a predecessor in interest; and
(4) A statement that the applicant is the owner of the mark, that the mark is in use, and that, to the knowledge of the person verifying the application, no other person has registered, in this state, or has the right to use such mark either in the identical form thereof or in such near resemblance thereto as to be likely, when applied to the goods or services of such other person, to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.
The secretary of state may also require a statement as to whether an application to register the mark, or portions or a composite thereof, has been filed by the applicant or a predecessor in interest in the United States patent and trademark office; and, if so, the applicant shall provide full particulars with respect thereto including the filing date and serial number of each application, the status thereof and, if any application was finally refused registration or has otherwise not resulted in a registration, the reasons therefor.
The application shall be signed by the applicant or by a member of the firm or an officer of the corporation or association applying.
The application shall be accompanied by a drawing or one (1) specimen showing the mark as actually used, complying with such requirements as the secretary of state may specify.
The application shall be accompanied by the application fee payable to the secretary of state.
[48-503, added 1996, ch. 404, sec. 2, p. 1339.]