The South Carolina Secretary of State's Office registers trademarks and service marks for use within the State of South Carolina. A trademark or service mark may be registered with the Office of the Secretary of State provided the mark meets the statutory requirements for registration. Registration of a mark may be renewed every five years.
A mark must be in use prior to application for trademark or service mark registration. Please note that registration of a mark with the Secretary of State’s Office is only for the State of South Carolina. If you would like to apply to register your mark federally or apply for a patent, please visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s website at www.uspto.gov. If you would like to apply for a copyright, please visit the United States Copyright Office’s website at www.copyright.gov.
Trademarks and Service Marks (S.C. Code Ann. §39-15-10 et seq.)
SC Secretary of State's Office
Attn: Trademarks Division
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201