Trademark Applications are available in PDF format which must be viewed with Adobe Acrobat. You may download a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.  The forms are:

Instructions are available below and should be read before completing the forms.

The filing fee for a new trademark registration, a renewal or an assignment is $125.00. The applicant must submit two samples or facsimiles of the mark for a new registration and renewals, but it is not required for assignments. The sample or facsimile can be no larger than 8 1/2" x 11".

The application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications or applications without a filing fee will be returned to the applicant.

State statutes governing Trademark and Service Mark Protection (SDCL 37-6)

List of general classes of goods and services (SDCL 37-6-12)


Please type or print clearly in black ink.

A single copy of the application should be filed.

The application must be signed by the applicant.

The signature of the applicant must be notarized. The signature and seal of a Notary must appear on the form.

The filing fee must accompany the form. All applications received without the required fee must be returned to the sender requesting the proper fee be submitted. Please make all checks payable to the Secretary of State.