Secretary of State Business Name Search

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Alabama:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.al.us/OfficeOfSoS/Default.aspx

Contact info:

Voice: 334-242-5324
FAX: 334-240-3138

Physical Address:

11 S. Union St. Suite 207
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mailing Address:

PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616

 

Alaska:

Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing: http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/home.htm

Lieutenant Governor: http://ltgov.state.ak.us/index.php

Contact info:

Voice: (907) 465-2550
FAX: (907) 465-2974
Email: corporations@alaska.gov

Physical Address:

333 W. Willoughby Ave, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
(Office Hours Mon-Fri – 8am to 5pm)

Anchorage Field Office:
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Voice: (907) 296-8160
Fax: (907) 269-8156

Mailing Address:

PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0808

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Arizona:

Secretary of State: http://www.azcc.gov/divisions/corporations/

Contact info:

Voice: 602-542-3026 or 1-800-345-5819
FAX: 602-542-4100 or 602-542-8813
Email: records.corp@azcc.gov
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, excluding holidays.

Phoenix Office (expedited processing)
1300 W. Washington St. 1st Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2929
(602) 542-3026

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Arkansas:

Secretary of State: http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/corp_ucc.html

Contact info: Business/Commercial Services Division

Voice: 501-682-3409 or outside of the Little Rock area 1-888-233-0325
Email: corporations@sos.arkansas.gov

Physical Address:

1401 West Capitol,
Ste., 250
Little Rock, AR 72201

Mailing Address:

1401 West Capitol,
Ste., 250
Little Rock, AR 72201

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California:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/business.htm

Contact info – Sacramento Office:

Voice: (916) 657-5448
Office hours for Sacramento location are Monday through Friday – 8:00am to 5:00pm

Physical Address:

1500 11th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Name Availability Unit (*recorded information on how to obtain)
Document Filing Support Unit
Legal Review Unit
Information Retrieval and Certification Unit
Status (*recorded information on how to obtain)
Statement of Information Unit (filings only)

P.O. Box 944230
Sacramento, CA 94244-2300

Substituted Service of Process (must be hand delivered to the Sacramento office)

Regional offices:

San Francisco Regional Office
455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 14500
San Francisco, CA 94102-7007
(415) 557-8000
Los Angeles Regional Office
300 South Spring St., Room 12513
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1233
(213) 897-3062
San Diego Regional Office
1350 Front St., Suite 2060
San Diego, CA 92101-3609
(619) 525-4113

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Colorado:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.co.us/

Contact info:

Voice: (303) 894-2200 press 2
Fax: (303) 869-4864
Email: sos.business@sos.state.co.us

Physical Address:

1700 Broadway Suite 200
Denver CO 80290

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Connecticut:

Secretary of State: http://www.sots.ct.gov

Contact info:

Voice: (860)509-6002
Email: crd@ct.gov
Fax: (860)509-6069

Physical Address:

30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Mailing Address:

ATTN: Commercial Recording Division
PO Box 150470
Hartford, CT 06115-0470

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Delaware:

Secretary of State: http://sos.delaware.gov/

Contact info – Division of Corporations:

General Information: 302-739-3073 (option 2)
Franchise Tax: 302-739-3073 (option 3)
Uniform Commercial Code: 302-739-3073 (option 4)
Service of Process: 302-739-3077
All other inquiries: 302-739-3073 (option 0)

FAX: (302) 739-3812 or 3813

E-mail questions:

(Entity or UCC): corp@delaware.gov
(Franchise Tax questions): DOSDOC_Ftax@state.de.us

Physical Address:

401 Federal Street – Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901

Mailing Address – Division of Corporations:

PO Box 898
Dover, DE 19903

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District of Columbia:

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs: https://corp.dcra.dc.gov

Contact info – Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs:

Voice: (202)442-4400

Mailing Address:

Corporations Division
P.O. Box 92300
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20090

Physical Address:

941 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

For Overnight Delivery send to:
Corporate Bank of America
Attention: D.C. Government
Wholesale Lockbox # 92300
Mail code MD4-301-18-04
18th floor
225 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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Florida

Secretary of State: http://www.sunbiz.org/index.html

Contact info:

Voice: (850) 245-6939
Email: corphelp@dos.state.fl.us

Mailing Address:

Department of State
Division of Corporations
Corporate Filings
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Physical Address (Courier):

Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Georgia:

Secretary of State: http://sos.georgia.gov/corporations/

Contact info:

Voice: 404-656-2817
FAX: 404-657-2248

Physical Address:

315 West Tower, 2 MLK, Jr. Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30334-1530

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Hawaii:

Secretary of State: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/breg

Contact info:

Administration: (808) 586-2744
Documents Registration: (808) 586-2727

Residents on the neighbor islands may call the following numbers followed by 6-2727 and the # sign:
Kauai: 274-3141
Maui: 984-2400
Hawaii: 974-4000
Lanai & Molokai: 1-800-468-4644 (toll free)

Fax: (808) 586-2733
Consumer Dial Fax on Demand Service: (808) 587-1234
Email: breg@dcca.hawaii.gov

Mailing Address:

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
P. O. Box 40 Honolulu, Hawaii 96810

Physical Address:

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Rm. 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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Idaho:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.idaho.gov/corp/corindex.htm

Contact info:

Voice: 208-334-2301
Fax: 208-334-2080
Email: sosinfo@sos.idaho.gov

Physical Address:

450 N. 4th Street
Boise, ID 83720-0080

Mailing Address:

PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0080

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Illinois

Secretary of State: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/home.html

Physical Address:

Springfield Office:
Michael J. Howlett Bldg.
501 S. 2nd St., Rm 328
Springfield, IL 62756

Chicago Office:
69 W. Washington, Suite 1240
Chicago, IL 60602

Contact info:

Voice-Springfield Office: (217) 782-6961
Voice-Chicago Office: (312) 793-3380
Email: Contact Form

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Indiana

Secretary of State:http://www.in.gov/sos/business/

Physical Address:

302 W. Washington Street
Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact info:

Corporations Information – Voice: 317-232-6576
Business Services Front Desk – Voice: 317-232-6581
Fax: 317-233-3387

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Iowa:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.ia.us/business/index.html

Physical Address:

First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Contact info:

Voice: 515-281-5204
Fax: 515-242-5953
Email: sos@sos.state.ia.us

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Kansas

Secretary of State: http://www.kssos.org/business/business.html

Contact info:

Voice: (785) 296-4564
Email: corp@kssos.org

Physical Address:

Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

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Kentucky:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Contact info:

Voice: (502) 564-3490
Fax: (502) 564-4075

Mailing Address:

Records Branch
PO Box 718
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 156
Frankfort, KY 40602

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Louisiana:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.la.gov

 

Contact info:

Voice: (225) 925-4704
Fax: (225) 922-0452
Email: commercial@sos.louisiana.gov

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Physical Address:

8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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Maine:

Secretary of State: http://maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/index.html

Contact info:

Voice: (207) 624-7752
Fax: 207-287-5874
Email: cec.corporations@maine.gov

Physical Address:

Corporate Examining Section, Secretary of State
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101

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Maryland:

Secretary of State: http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/charter.html

Contact info:

Voice: (410) 767-1340 Fax: 410-333-7097

Physical Address:

State Department of Assessments and Taxation
Charter Division
301 W. Preston Street; 8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.

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Massachusetts:

Secretary of State: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/coridx.htm

Contact info:

Voice: (617)727-9640
Toll Free: 1-800-392-6090
TTY: (617) 878-3889
Fax: (617)742-4538
Email: corpinfo@sec.state.ma.us

Physical Address:

Corporations Division
Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

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Michigan:

Secretary of State: http://www.michigan.gov/sos

Contact info:

Voice: (517) 241-6470
Fax:(517) 241-0538
Email: CorpsMail@michigan.gov

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909

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Minnesota:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=18&dc_id=76

Contact info:

Voice: 651-296-2803
Fax: 651-297-7067
Email: business.services@state.mn.us

Physical Address:

Office of the Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55103

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Mississippi:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ms.gov/BusinessServices/Pages/default.aspx

Contact info:

Voice: 800-256-3494 or 601-359-1633
Fax: 601-359-1607

Physical Address:

700 North Street
Jackson, MS 39202

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Missouri:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/

Contact info:

Voice: (573) 751-4153 or Toll free: 1-866-223-6535
Email: corporations@sos.mo.gov

Mailing Address:

Corporations Division
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
P.O. Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Physical Address (For deliveries such as express mailings):

Corporations Division
600 W Main St.
Missouri State Information Center, Room 322
Jefferson City, MO 65101-0778

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Montana:

Secretary of State: http://sos.mt.gov/

 Contact info:

Voice: (406)444-3665
Fax: (406)444-3976
Email: sosbusiness@mt.gov

Mailing Address:

Secretary of State
P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801

Physical Address:

State Capitol, Room 260
1301 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620

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Nebraska:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.ne.us/business/corp_serv/

Contact info:

Voice:(402)471-4079
Fax: (402)471-3666
Email: sos.corp@nebraska.gov

Physical Address:

1445 K Street
Room 1301
State Capitol

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509-4608

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Nevada:

Secretary of State: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=1

Contact info:

Voice: (775) 684 5708

FAX Numbers:

Department/Service FAX Number
Customer Service 775-684-5724
New Filings – EXPEDITE ONLY 775-684-7138
Amendments – EXPEDITE ONLY 775-684-5731
Status 775-684-7123
Copies & Certificates – EXPEDITE ONLY 775-684-5645
Mail Room 775-684-5725

Physical Address:

206 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4299

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New Hampshire:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.nh.gov/corporate/index.html

Contact info:

Voice: (603) 271-3246

Physical Address:

Corporation Division
Department of State
107 N Main St.
Concord, NH 03301-4989

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New Jersey

Secretary of State: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/registration/

Contact info:

Voice: 609-292-9292
Fax: 609-984-6851

Mailing Address:

NJ Division of Revenue
Corporate Filing Unit
PO Box 308
Trenton, NJ 08646

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New Mexico:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/default.aspx

Contact info:

1-800-947-4722 (NM Residents Only)
Phone: (800) 477-3632
Fax: (505) 827-4387

Mailing & Physical Address:

New Mexico Secretary of State
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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New York:

Secretary of State: http://www.dos.state.ny.us

Contact info:

Corporations – General Information:
Voice: (518) 473-2492
Fax: (518) 474-1418
E-mail: corporations@dos.state.ny.us

Physical Address:

New York State Department of State
Division of Corporations, State Records, and Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 600
Albany, NY 12231-0001

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North Carolina:

Secretary of State: http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/thepage.aspx

Contact info:

Voice: 919-807-2225
Fax: 919-807-2039
E-mail: corpinfo@sosnc.com

Mailing Address:

PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

Physical Address:

2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903

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North Dakota:

Secretary of State: http://www.nd.gov/sos/businessserv/

Contact info:

Voice: 701-328-4284 or Toll Free: 800-352-0867 ext. 8-4284
TTY: 800-366-6888
Fax: 701-328-2992
E-mail: sosbir@nd.gov

Physical Address:

600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 108, 1st Floor
Bismarck ND 58505-0500

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Ohio:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/

Contact info:

Voice: 614-466-3910 or Toll free: 877-767-3453

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 250
Columbus, OH 43216

Physical Address:

Secretary of State
Business Services Division
180 E. Broad St., 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

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Oklahoma:

Secretary of State: https://www.sos.ok.gov/business

Contact info:

Voice: (405) 521-3912
Fax: (405) 521-3771

Physical Address:

Business Filing Department
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 101
Oklahoma City  OK  73105-4897

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Oregon:

Secretary of State: http://www.filinginoregon.com/

Contact info:

Voice: (503) 986-2200
Fax: (503) 378-4381

Physical Address:

Corporation Division
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327

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Pennsylvania:

Secretary of State: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/corps/site/default.asp

Contact info:

Voice: (717) 787-1057 or (888) 659-9962
Fax: (717) 783-2244
Email: RA-CORPS@state.pa.us

Physical Address:

206 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

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Rhode Island:

Secretary of State: http://www.sec.state.ri.us/corps

Contact info:

Voice: (401) 222-3040
Fax: (401)222-3879
Email: corporations@sos.ri.gov

Physical Address:

Corporations Division
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

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South Carolina:

Secretary of State: http://www.scsos.com/Business_Filings

Contact info:

Voice – Business Filings: 803-734-2158
Corporations: 803-734-2158
Fax: 803-734-1614

Physical Address:

Edgar Brown Building
1205 Pendleton Street Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 11350
Columbia, SC 29211

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South Dakota:

Secretary of State: https://sdsos.gov/business-services/default.aspx

Contact info:

Voice: 605-773-4845
Fax 605-773-4550

Physical Address:

Secretary of State
Capitol Building
500 East Capitol Avenue Ste. 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

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Tennessee:

Secretary of State: http://www.tennessee.gov/sos/bus_svc/index.htm

 

Contact info:

Voice: (615) 741-2286
Email: business.services@tn.gov

Physical Address:

Corporate Filings
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
6th Floor, Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-1102

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Texas:

Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml

Mailing Address:

Corporations Section
Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711

Physical Address:

Corporations Section
Secretary of State
1019 Brazos
Austin, Texas 78701

Contact info:

Public Information & Response Team
E-mail – Corpinfo@sos.state.tx.us
Phone – (512) 463-5555

New Filings Team
Phone – (512) 463-5583

Change Filings Team
Phone – (512) 463-5582

Records Team (copies or certificates)
E-mail – Corpcert@sos.state.tx.us
Phone – 512-463-5578

SOSDirect
E-mail – sosdirect@sos.state.tx.us
Phone – 512-475-2755
Fax – 512-463-5709

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Utah:

Divisions of Corporations & Commercial Code: http://corporations.utah.gov/

Contact info:

Voice: (801) 530-4849
or (877) 526-3994 Toll-Free for Utah residents during the hours of 7am-6pm, Monday – Thursday.
Fax: (801) 530-6438

Mailing Address:

160 East 300 South, 2nd Floor
Box 146705
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6705

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Vermont:

Secretary of State: http://www.sec.state.vt.us/corps/corpindex.htm

Contact info:

Voice: (802) 828-2386
Fax: (802) 828-2853

Physical Address:

81 River Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1104

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Virginia:

Secretary of State: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/index.aspx

Contact info:

Voice: (804) 371-9733 or Toll-free in Virginia: 1-866-722-2551
Email: sccinfo@scc.virginia.gov

Physical Address:

Tyler Building
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Mailing Address:

Office of the Clerk
P.O. Box 1197
Richmond, Virginia 23218

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Washington:

Secretary of State: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/

Contact info:

Voice: (360) 725-0377
Fax: (360)664-8781 or (360)664-0055

Mailing Address:

PO Box 40234
OLYMPIA WA 98504-0234

Physical Address:

801 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98504

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West Virginia:

Secretary of State: http://www.wvsos.com/business/main.htm

Contact info:

Voice: 304-558-8000 or 866-767-8683
Fax: (304) 558-8381
E-mail: business@wvsos.com

Physical Address:

Business Division
West Virginia Secretary of State
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 1 Suite 157K
Charleston WV 25305

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Wisconsin:

Secretary of State: http://www.wdfi.org/corporations/

Contact info:

Voice: 608-261-7577

Mailing Address:

Department of Financial Institutions, P O Box 7846, Madison, WI, 53707-7846

Physical Address *Priority U.S. mail:

345 W. Washington Ave., 3rd Floor,
Madison WI, 53703

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Wyoming:

Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Business/Business.aspx

Contact info:

Voice: (307) 777-7311
Fax: (307) 777-5339
E-mail: corporations@state.wy.us

Physical Address:

Corporations Division
Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office
The Capitol Building; Room 110
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020

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US (Federal Agencies):

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp

Contact info:

Voice: 1-800-786-9199
E-mail applications: teas@uspto.gov
general E-mail: usptoinfo@uspto.gov

Physical Address:

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Department of Commerce
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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