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Authentication Certificate Turn-Around Times Due to resource shortages, effective February 1, 2024 we are revising the drop/off and pick up times for documents presented for Authentication as follows:
If you do not have an appointment the turn-around time is 30-45 business days.
If you have an appointment, turn around is as follows:
Up to 20 documents – 24 hours
20-35 documents – 74 hours
36+ documents – up to 21 days
There is no change for Funeral Home requests for authentication.
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Trademarks

Search Trademarks

Search for a trademark or service mark by mark name; registration number; owner name; class number; class title; entering a description of the goods or services, key words associated with the mark, new marks and renewals.

You can search for the classification of goods or services by entering either a word associated with the service or the class number under which the service falls.

You can perform a more extensive search of the International Classification of Goods and Services by

Contact Trademarks

Telephone

919-814-5360

Fax

919 814-5397

Mailing Address

The Trademarks Section
Department of the Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622

Physical Address

2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903

To Report Counterfeit Trademarks

anticounterfeit@sosnc.gov
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