How do I assign a registered trademark or service mark?

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 47-25-507, a registered mark is assignable with the good will of the business in which the mark is used, or with that part of the good will of the business connected with the use of and symbolized by the mark. An assignment must be made by “instruments in writing duly executed.” An assignment must include within the assignment instrument itself a provision expressly indicating the transfer of “good will” to the assignee.

A separate assignment instrument and application for assignment of trademark or service mark must be submitted for each registered mark; if a mark is registered in more than one class, only one assignment instrument and application need be submitted. A photocopy of the executed assignment instrument may be submitted in lieu of the original assignment instrument if it is certified by any of the parties thereto, or their successors, to be a true and correct copy of the original.

To assign a registered trademark or service mark use the Application for Assignment of Trademark or Service Mark.