Trademarking can be accomplished on both a state and federal level.
Patents & Trademarks
Information pertaining to patents and trademarks federally can be obtained through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Technical support is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, and general support weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. by calling 800-786-9199 or 571-272-1000. Visit: www.uspto.gov.
Additionally, assistance is available through official patent and trademark depository libraries. For a complete listing of depository libraries and links to their websites, click here.
For more information on trademarking on a state level refer to “Trademarks and Service Marks” Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 621a, PP408,409 Sec. 35-11a.
The Connecticut Secretary of the State accepts trademarks applications. Contact the agency: (860) 509-6003 or [email protected] Visit: www.sots.ct.gov
Copyright information can be obtained through the U.S. Copyright Office. Contact the office or visit www.copyright.gov.
Public Information Line – 202-707-3000 (weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Forms and Publications Hotline – 202-707-9100 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
The Small Business Administration provides additional guidance on patents/trademarks/copyrights.
Based out of the University of Connecticut’s School of Law, the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic (IPEC) offers non-fee basis, intellectual property education, counseling, and legal services to Connecticut inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, artists, and research scientists. Contact the clinic: (860) 728-2104 or [email protected] Visit: www.law.uconn.edu/clinics/ip/.
Contact the Connecticut Licensing Info Center (CT-CLIC.com) to learn about further registration considerations or if you require additional assistance: 1-800-392-2122 or Contact form.