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Article - Business Regulation


    (a)    An applicant for registration of a mark shall:

        (1)    submit to the Secretary of State:

            (i)    an application on the form that the Secretary of State provides; and

            (ii)    3 specimens or reproductions of the mark; and

        (2)    pay to the Secretary of State a fee of $50.

    (b)    An application shall be signed, under oath:

        (1)    for an individual, by the individual;

        (2)    for a partnership, by a partner; or

        (3)    for a corporation or association, by an officer of the corporation or association.

    (c)    In addition to any other information required on an application form, the form shall require:

        (1)    the name of the applicant;

        (2)    the business address of the applicant;

        (3)    for an applicant that is a corporation, the state of incorporation;

        (4)    the goods or services with which the applicant uses the mark;

        (5)    the way the applicant uses the mark with the goods or services;

        (6)    the class under § 1-405 of this subtitle to which the goods or services belong;

        (7)    the date when the applicant or the applicant’s predecessor in business:

            (i)    first used the mark anywhere; and

            (ii)    first used the mark in the State; and

        (8)    a statement that:

            (i)    the applicant owns the mark;

            (ii)    another person does not have the right to use the mark in the State; and

            (iii)    the mark is not deceptively similar to a mark that another person has a right to use in the State.

    (d)    A single application for registration of a mark:

        (1)    may cover use of the mark with any number of goods or services in a single class; but

        (2)    may not cover use of the mark with goods or services in different classes.