KAR 3:010. Application for registration of trademarks and service marks.
TO: KRS 365.571, 365.573, 365.593
AUTHORITY: KRS 365.571(1), 365.573(5)
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 365.571(1) requires the Secretary of State to
promulgate an administrative regulation establishing application requirements
for registration of trademarks and service marks. This administrative
regulation establishes application requirements for registration of trademarks
and service marks.
1. Requirements for Application for Registration of a Trademark or Service
Mark. (1) Application for registration of a trademark or service mark shall be
made to the Secretary of State, pursuant to KRS 365.571(1), by submitting:
A completed "Trademark/Service Mark Application";
The registration fee required by KRS 365.571(6); and
The mark specimens required by KRS 365.571(5).
The application shall not be accepted for filing until the requirements of
subsection (1) of this section have been met.
The application shall be in English.
2. Application Which Includes Multiple Classes. An application may be filed
which includes goods or services falling into multiple classes if:
The goods or services are specifically identified;
An application fee of ten (10) dollars for each classification is submitted;
The application includes the dates of use and three (3) specimens for each
3. Specimens. (1) An application for registration shall comply with KRS
A trademark specimen shall be:
A label, tag or container bearing the trademark;
A point of sale display associated with the goods; or
If the nature of the goods or the nature of the mark makes the use of the mark
on goods impractical, other documents related to the goods or the sale of the
A photocopy or photograph of a specimen identified in paragraph (a) of this
subsection may be submitted.
Service mark specimens shall show the mark as actually used in the sale or
advertising of the services recited in the application.
A service mark specimen shall be:
A newspaper or magazine advertisement, other form of advertisement, brochure or
restaurant menu; or
Business documents such as letterhead, business cards or invoices, if the
document shows the mark and refers to the relevant services.
Printer’s proofs for advertisements or words typed, printed or written on plain
paper shall not be acceptable as specimens of the mark.
4. Period of Response. (1) Within thirty (30) days of notice of the secretary's
determination that an applicant is not entitled to registration, an applicant
A reply to the secretary's determination; or
An amended application conforming to the secretary's determination.
After review of an applicant's reply or amended application, the secretary
Make a final determination on the application; or
Permit the applicant to submit another amended application.
5. Classifications. The system of classification of goods and services set out
in 30 KAR 3:030 shall apply to trademark and service mark applications filed
with the Secretary of State and to registrations issued on the basis of the
applications. Renewals filed on registrations issued under a prior
classification system shall be processed on the basis of the classification
system in effect at the time the renewal application is filed.
6. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The "Trademark/Service Mark Application
(January 2003)" is incorporated by reference.
This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable
copyright law, at the Secretary of State’s Office, 700 Capital Avenue, State
Capitol, Suite 152, Frankfort, Kentucky, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. or may be obtained at http://www.kysos.com. (20 Ky.R. 3339;
Am. 21 Ky.R. 306; eff. 8-4-94; 29 Ky.R. 2720; 30 Ky.R. 17; eff. 7-17-2003.)