How to Register a Trademark in Arkansas

How to Register a Trademark in Arkansas


If you are planning on doing business in Arkansas, you may want to apply for trademark protection. This can help protect your business and the name you have chosen. The purpose of registering a trademark is to protect any identifying feature of your products or services against infringement by others who might try to use it in their own business ventures without permission from you. In this article, we will discuss how to register a trademark in Arkansas.

Naming your Business

When you are naming your business, it is important that you select a name that is unique and does not infringe on any existing trademarks. You also want to be sure that people can easily remember this name so they can find you when they want to buy your products or services. When choosing a name for your business:
  • Make sure the name is available by checking with the Arkansas Secretary of State
  • Do not use any words or phrases in the name of your business that could confuse consumers
  • Be aware of what other businesses might already be doing
  • Avoid using foreign words or names unless there is some connection between their meaning and what you do
  • Make sure there are no similarities between

Choosing a Trademark

The first thing you will want to do when choosing a trademark is to ensure that it isn't too similar to other brands already in existence. This is because if your brand is too close to another, consumers may confuse the two and not know which they're buying from, which can be bad for both of you. You also want your trademark name to be original. One way around this problem might be using a geographic location or other identifying phrase. In addition, avoid trademarks with negative connotations.

Applying for a State Trademark

Once you have registered your trademark with the USPTO, it is important to file for a state trademark as well. This will help ensure the nationwide protection of your brand, even if there are other brands that are already registered federally or internationally. It may be registered only within the boundaries of that state and only if you have not already registered your mark federally with the US Patent Office or internationally with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Here's how state trademark protection can benefit you:
  • Business name protection
  • Protection against unauthorized use by others in the same market area, who may try to copy or confuse customers about what's being sold.
  • The exclusive right to use an image, logo or slogan associated with your business on products or promotional materials such as advertisements and packaging.


A state trademark registration can help you protect your business from unauthorized use of your name or logo by others in the same market area. It's important to note that a federal trademark registration is not required to get state protection. However, it does provide broader protection against the use of your mark by others.


If you plan on doing business in Arkansas, it’s worth looking into registering your name as soon as possible. This ensures that one else is able to steal it! Registering a trademark can be a long and arduous process, but it’s well worth the effort.