Any word, design, logo, or combination of these used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify goods made or sold, or services provided in Alaska, may be registered by filing an application for state trademark registration. The filing fee is $50.00 per class of goods or services being registered.
You are strongly advised to conduct a thorough search of your mark before filing. If you require assistance, you are advised to seek the services of an attorney or other qualified professional specializing in the area of trademark law.
Trademarks protect words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others.
Copyrights protect original works of authorship.
Patents protect inventions or discoveries.
Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be.
Registration and renewal forms for each of the above
types of marks are available at
Forms & Fees.
In order to register a trademark in the State of Alaska, the goods or services must be in use in this state. A separate application must be submitted for each class of goods being registered.
Pursuant to AS 45.50, a person may register their mark by:
A State of Alaska trademark registration is valid only in the State of Alaska for a period of five years from the date of registration.
Marks will not be registered which are merely descriptive or that only serve to identify the name of a business, primarily geographical, merely a surname, immoral or scandalous, consisting of national symbols or the flag or coat of arms of any country, deceptively similar to a state registered trademark on file with the division, or indistinguishable from any other entity name on file with the division, or a mark on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or indistinguishable from any other entity name on file with the division.
The Corporations Section does not check an application against other state's registrations, or registrations on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Forms are available online at Forms & Fees.
Pursuant to Alaska Statute AS 45.50.170-180, a registrant of a trademark may seek a court order and damages through the courts for trademarks registered in the State of Alaska.
Please Note: the State of Alaska Trademark database is currently unavailable online. If you have a mark you would like us to research, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about federal trademark registrations visit www.uspto.gov.
If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or by emailing us at