Specimens perform the function of verifying usage of a mark and are an important part of the registration process.
Before submitting your application for registration along with your specimens, you should inspect your samples for
clarity. All specimens submitted must be clear and clean. To ensure acceptance of a specimen, copy the specimen for color value.
Specimens of a metallic substance (i.e., candy wrappers, metal identification plates, etc.), will not reproduce. Certain colors will not
reproduce (i.e., red lettering on dark colored backgrounds). If you can make a clear copy of the specimen, then generally it is accepted.
Along with your specimens, you are encouraged to enclose a black and white PMT (camera ready artwork). You can obtain camera ready
artwork from most local print shops, i.e., Kinko’s, Kwik Kopy, or any other local printer that has a camera.
STATE OF ALABAMA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF TRADEMARK,
SERVICE MARK, OR TRADE NAME IN ALABAMA
The assignment form may be used to change ownership of a registered mark. Rights of ownership of a
particular mark are achieved through the common laws of adoption and usage, not registration. Any mark
and its registration shall be assignable with the good will of the business in which the mark is used or with
that part of the good will of the business connected with the use of and symbolized by the mark.
Assignment shall be made by assignor in writing duly executed and recorded with the Secretary of State.
Upon recording of the assignment, the Office of the Secretary of State shall issue a new certificate for the
remainder of the term of the registration or of the last renewal thereof in the name of the assignee.
Before submitting the Application for Assignment, review the items below to ensure the application has been completed. Failure
to do so may result in rejection/denial of the application.
1. Complete ALL applicable items on the application to assign trademark, service mark and trade name.
Please Note: Please use complete addresses for the assignor and the assignee. If the original owner is a partnership, please
list the names and addresses of ALL partners.
2. Submit a thirty dollar ($30.00) assignment fee at the time of filing.
3. Have the application notarized by a Notary Public.
4. If assignment is a result of a merger , please include a copy of the Certificate of Merger with the application for
If you have questions, please contact:
Office of Secretary of State
Lands and Trademarks Division
11 South Union Street, Suite 224
Montgomery, Alabama 36130