To register a trademark in Hawaii, you need to follow these steps:
Search for existing trademarks: Before applying for a trademark in Hawaii, you should search the Hawaii State Trademark Database to ensure that your desired trademark isn’t already in use or registered.
Choose a trademark: If your desired trademark is available, choose the word, phrase, symbol, or design that you want to register as your trademark.
File a Trademark Application: Once you have chosen a trademark, you need to file a Trademark Application with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Business Registration Division. You can file your application online through the Hawaii Business Express website or by mail.
Wait for Examination: After you submit your application, the DCCA will review it to make sure that it meets all the requirements for registration. If there are any issues with your application, the DCCA will contact you to request additional information or clarification.
Publication and Opposition: If your trademark application is approved by the DCCA, it will be published in the Hawaii State Register for four consecutive weeks. During this time, anyone who believes that your trademark could cause confusion with their existing trademark may file an opposition to your registration.
Registration: If there are no oppositions filed against your trademark during the publication period, your trademark will be registered with the DCCA, and you will receive a certificate of registration.
The process of registering a trademark in Hawaii can be complicated and time-consuming. It is recommended that you consult with a trademark attorney to help you with the process.