Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
In Michigan, mark registration is governed by the Trademarks and Service Marks Act, 1969 P.A. 242 as amended. The Michigan Act is modeled after the federal law governing trademarks (The Lanham Act). The Michigan Act provides for the registration of trademarks and service marks, prescribes the powers and duties of certain officers and agencies, and the remedies for infringement. The Act discusses prohibited marks, the registration and renewal process, the assignment of marks, cancellation, and the classifications for trademarks and service marks.