Trademark/Service Mark

Whether you want to register a Rhode Island trademark/service mark with this office or a federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), we encourage you to watch the following brief USPTO videos.

Basic Facts About Trademarks :

  • Basic Facts: Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights
  • Basic Facts: Selecting a Mark
  • Basic Facts: Should I register?
  • Basic Facts: How do I get help with my application?
Thinking of filing a RI Trademark or Service Mark but not sure where to start?

Make an appointment for our

RI Trademark Legal Clinic!

These videos will help provide you with a general understanding of trademarks and will likely answer many questions you may have. You may also want to review the USPTO’s Basic Facts About Trademarks Booklet.

Before you Apply

Determine if you need a trademark or another form of intellectual property protection.

Things to know

Application Process

Applying for a trademark requires a full understanding of the application process. 

Applying for your trademark

Maintain your Mark

Once your mark registration has been granted, you will need to take steps to keep your trademark alive.

Maintaining your Mark

Additional resources

Search the Trademark Database

Use our database to search and view registered RI trademarks and service marks. You can search by registrant’s name, mark description, or registration number.


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