Form 555 "Trademark and Service Mark Application" - Ohio

What Is Form 555?

This is a legal form that was released by the Ohio Secretary of State - a government authority operating within Ohio. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on June 1, 2019;
  • The latest edition provided by the Ohio Secretary of State;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

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Toll Free: 877.767.3453 | Central Ohio: 614.466.3910
OhioSoS.gov
|
business@OhioSoS.gov
File online or for more information:
OhioBusinessCentral.gov
Filing Form Cover Letter
Please return the approval certificate to:
Name
(Individual or Business Name):
To the Attention of
(if necessary):
Address:
City:
State
ZIP Code:
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:
Check here if you would like to receive important notices via e-mail from the Ohio Secretary of State's office regarding
Business Services.
Check here if you would like to be signed up for our Filing Notification System for the business entity being created or
updated by filing this form. This is a free service provided to notify you via e-mail when any document is filed on your
business record.
Please make checks or money orders payable to: "Ohio Secretary of State"
Type of Service Being Requested: (PLEASE CHECK ONE BOX BELOW)
Regular Service: Only the filing fee listed on page one of the form is required and the filing will be
processed in approximately 3-7 business days. The processing time may vary based on the volume of
filings received by our office.
Expedite Service 1: By including an Expedite fee of $100.00, in addition to the regular filing fee on page
one of the form, the filing will be processed within 2 business days after it is received by our office.
Expedite Service 2: By including an Expedite fee of $200.00, in addition to the regular filing fee on page
one of the form, the filing will be processed within 1 business day after it is received by our office.
This
service is only available to walk-in customers who hand deliver the document to the Client Service Center.
Expedite Service 3: By including an Expedite fee of $300.00, in addition to the regular filing fee on page
one of the form, the filing will be processed within 4 hours after it is received by our office, if received by 1:00
p.m.
This service is only available to walk-in customers who hand deliver the document to the Client Service Center.
Preclearance Filing: A filing form, to be submitted at a later date for processing, may be submitted to be
examined for the purpose of advising as to the acceptability of the proposed filing for a fee of $50.00. The
Preclearance will be complete within 1-2 business days.
Form 555
Last Revised: 06/2019
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Toll Free: 877.767.3453 | Central Ohio: 614.466.3910
OhioSoS.gov
|
business@OhioSoS.gov
File online or for more information:
OhioBusinessCentral.gov
Filing Form Cover Letter
Please return the approval certificate to:
Name
(Individual or Business Name):
To the Attention of
(if necessary):
Address:
City:
State
ZIP Code:
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:
Check here if you would like to receive important notices via e-mail from the Ohio Secretary of State's office regarding
Business Services.
Check here if you would like to be signed up for our Filing Notification System for the business entity being created or
updated by filing this form. This is a free service provided to notify you via e-mail when any document is filed on your
business record.
Please make checks or money orders payable to: "Ohio Secretary of State"
Type of Service Being Requested: (PLEASE CHECK ONE BOX BELOW)
Regular Service: Only the filing fee listed on page one of the form is required and the filing will be
processed in approximately 3-7 business days. The processing time may vary based on the volume of
filings received by our office.
Expedite Service 1: By including an Expedite fee of $100.00, in addition to the regular filing fee on page
one of the form, the filing will be processed within 2 business days after it is received by our office.
Expedite Service 2: By including an Expedite fee of $200.00, in addition to the regular filing fee on page
one of the form, the filing will be processed within 1 business day after it is received by our office.
This
service is only available to walk-in customers who hand deliver the document to the Client Service Center.
Expedite Service 3: By including an Expedite fee of $300.00, in addition to the regular filing fee on page
one of the form, the filing will be processed within 4 hours after it is received by our office, if received by 1:00
p.m.
This service is only available to walk-in customers who hand deliver the document to the Client Service Center.
Preclearance Filing: A filing form, to be submitted at a later date for processing, may be submitted to be
examined for the purpose of advising as to the acceptability of the proposed filing for a fee of $50.00. The
Preclearance will be complete within 1-2 business days.
Form 555
Last Revised: 06/2019
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Form 555 Prescribed by:
Mail this form to one of the following:
Toll Free: 877.767.3453
Regular Filing (non expedite)
Central Ohio: 614.466.3910
P.O. Box 1329
Columbus, OH 43216
OhioSoS.gov
Expedite Filing (Two business day processing time.
business@OhioSoS.gov
Requires an additional $100.00)
P.O. Box 1390
File online or for more information:
OhioBusinessCentral.gov
Columbus, OH 43216
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Trademark and Service Mark Application
Filing Fee $125.00
(174-TSMO)
Form Must Be Typed
Name of Applicant
If the applicant is a corporation, partnership, limited partnership or limited liability company, please provide the
jurisdiction of formation.
Jurisdiction of Formation
If the applicant is a partnership or limited partnership, please provide the names of all general partners:
Name(s)
Business address of applicant.
Mailing Address
City
State
ZIP Code
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Describe the mark. The description you provide is the way the mark will be recorded on our database.
Describe mode or manner in which the mark is used on or in connection with the goods or services.
The class in which the goods or services fall (see list following form.)
Describe the goods or services used in connection with the mark.
The mark has been used in business by the applicant (or predecessor) since
Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
and used in Ohio since
.
Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
The applicant is the owner of the mark, the mark is in use, and to the knowledge of the person verifying the
application, no other person has the right to use the mark in Ohio either in the identical form of the mark, or in
near resemblance to the mark, as to be likely, when used on or in connection with the goods or services of
another person, to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive.
To the knowledge of the person verifying the application, no other person has a registration or a pending intent
to use application of the same or a confusingly similar mark in the United States Patent and Trademark office for
the same or similar goods or services.
OR
of a concurrent registration in the United States Patent
Applicant is the owner
Applicant is NOT the owner
and Trademark office of the applicant's mark covering an area including Ohio.
A specimen of the mark which shows the mark in use is attached to the application.
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By signing and submitting this form to the Ohio Secretary of State, the undersigned hereby certifies that he or she
has the requisite authority to execute this document.
Required
Must be signed by the
Signature
applicant or an authorized
representative of the
applicant.
By (if applicable)
If authorized representative
is an individual, then they
must sign in the "signature"
box and print their name
Print Name
in the "Print Name" box.
If authorized representative
is a business entity, not an
individual, then please print
Signature
the business name in the
"signature" box, an
authorized representative
of the business entity
By (if applicable)
must sign in the "By" box
and print their name in the
"Print Name" box.
Print Name
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Instructions for Trademark and Service Mark Application
This form should be used by any person who adopts and uses a trademark or service mark in Ohio.
Applicant Information
Please provide the name of the applicant. If the applicant is a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, or
limited liability company, please provide the jurisdiction of formation which would either be Ohio or another state
or jurisdiction. Also, if the applicant is a partnership or limited partnership, please provide the names of all general
partners.
Please provide the business address of the applicant. This address can be in Ohio or outside of Ohio.
Description of the Mark
Please provide a written description of the mark - the language used on the application will be entered exactly as
written into the database in the secretary of state's office. Also, please describe the goods or services on or in
connection with which the mark is used. For example, if the applicant is a clothing manufacturer then the goods
used in connection with the mark will be “clothes.” Then provide the class in which the goods or services fall. To
locate the appropriate class, please look at the list provided on pages 4, 5 and 6 of the form. In the example
provided above, the appropriate class would be 25 for “Clothing, footwear, headgear.” Finally, please provide the
mode or manner in which the mark is used on or in connection with the goods or services. For example, the mark
might be used in advertisements and letterhead in connection with the applicant's clothing business.
Date of First Use
Please provide the date when the mark was first used by the applicant (or predecessor) in any location and the
date when it was first used in Ohio by the applicant (or predecessor). Note: the mark must be in use prior to filing
the application; therefore, this date must be on the date of filing or prior to the date of filing.
Statements regarding Use of the Mark
By submitting this form, the applicant agrees to the statements provided on page 2 of the form and also selects
the appropriate box to indicate whether the applicant is or is not the owner of a concurrent registration in the
United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Specimen
The form must be accompanied by a specimen of the mark as actually used. In the example above, an
appropriate specimen would be a copy of the letterhead showing the mark in use which advertises the clothing
company. Our office will accept originals, photocopies and a copy of a photograph. So long as the specimen
shows our office how the mark is used (i.e., how it appears on the sign, letterhead, menu, etc.), it is adequate.
Please do not submit actual items (a menu, a shirt, a hat, etc.) bearing the mark.
Signature
Section 1329.56 of the Revised Code requires the application to be signed by the applicant, an authorized
representative, or by an officer of the firm, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, general
partnership, or limited partnership, corporation, union, association, or other organization that is the applicant.
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