A person who uses in this state a name, mark, or device to indicate ownership of articles or supplies may file in the office of the secretary of state, on a form to be prescribed by the secretary of state, a verified statement setting forth, but not limited to, the following information:
(A) The name and business address of the person filing the statement; and, if a corporation, the state of incorporation;
(B) The nature of the business of the applicant;
(C) The type of articles or supplies in connection with which the name, mark, or device is used.
The statement shall include or be accompanied by a specimen evidencing actual use of the name, mark, or device, together with the filing fee specified in division (U)(1) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code. The registration of a name, mark, or device pursuant to this section is effective for a ten-year period beginning on the date of registration. If an application for renewal is filed within six months prior to the expiration of the ten-year period on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, the registration may be renewed at the end of each ten-year period for an additional ten-year period. The renewal fee specified in division (U)(2) of section 111.16 of the Revised Code shall accompany the application for renewal. The secretary of state shall notify a registrant within the six months next preceding the expiration of ten years from the date of registration of the necessity of renewal by ordinary or electronic mail to the last known physical or electronic mail address of the registrant.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.
Effective Date: 06-06-2001