SYSTEM MAINTENANCE All of our public systems will be unavailable on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 6 a.m. to Noon while we perform system upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

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UCC Filers

Acknowledgements are no longer being mailed. If you would like to receive an Acknowledgement of your filing, you MUST provide a valid email address. Complete ITEM C of the filing form to include a valid email address. E-acknowledgements for all approved filings are emailed at 3 pm and 8 pm daily.

Foreign Entities

Foreign: A corporate entity which is organized under the laws of a different state or country. A "foreign" entity must file a notice of doing business in any state in which it does substantial regular business. See our Start or Qualify a Business Section for specific filing/licensing information.

Uniform Commercial Code

A Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing is a public notice of a secured transaction.  A financing statement indicates a commercial agreement between a debtor and a secured party.   Searches provide information on collateral.  When a debtor pledges collateral on a loan, UCC search results tell lenders if others have filed a claim against the same collateral.

Trademark/Service Mark

You may register a state-level trademark or service mark with the RI Department of State. The mark must be in use prior to application.  For information on federal trademarks, copyright and patent filings visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office