Wyoming Trademarks- From the Wyoming State Library

About Wyoming Trademarks

This database indexes Wyoming state trademarks. Each record includes a scanned copy of the application file at the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office or the Wyoming State Archives.

What can I find in this database?

The Wyoming Database of State Trademarks includes Wyoming state trademarks issued back to the first issued in the territory of Wyoming in 1881 to present day. 

What is a trademark?

When an image or wording becomes identifiable as an indicator of a source of goods or services, and that source is distinguishable from those of others, that is a trademark. Trademark rights themselves are based on use. State trademarks are controlled under W.S. 40-1-101 through 116 , and federal trademarks are controlled primarily under the Lanham Act. Trademarks are also protected under common law.

What is the difference between a state trademark and a federal trademark?

There are three main types of trademarks with increasing levels of protection:

How do I apply for a Wyoming state trademark?

All Wyoming Trademarks must be filed through the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office. Click here for more information and filing instructions.

Can I find livestock brands in this database?

This database does not include livestock brands unless officially registered as a trademark with the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office. For registered livestock brands, see the Wyoming Livestock Board or search your local library's catalog for the Official Brand Book of the State of Wyoming.