MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alabama Interactive, in partnership with the Alabama Secretary of State, introduced new business filing and registration options last month to their already expansive list of services available online. People can now register their Trademark, Service Mark, Trade Name or Foreign Corporation online through the official Secretary of State website.
The Secretary of State has aimed to make registering a business in Alabama as convenient and pain free as possible. Adding Foreign Corporations to the list of available Foreign entities to be filed online not only allows for more people to benefit from the online service but also helps eliminate the paper traffic in office, which as a result decreases the processing times for business filings. Foreign LLC entities are already accepted in the online filing system as a complete filing option. LLP, LP and LLLP entity types can also process name reservations online.
In addition to expanding their online business filing options, the Secretary of State has also published an online platform to accept Trademark, Service Mark, and Trade Name registrations. Both initial applications for registration and renewals of existing Trademarks, Service Marks and Trade Names are accepted using the same platform. Online registrations and renewals are electronically submitted for approval and once approved, receive immediate confirmation for legal use.
About the Business Services Division of the Alabama Secretary of State
The Business Services Division administers all business-related responsibilities for the Secretary of State including filing of commercial liens, registering of new businesses, and issuance of trademarks. Business Services includes the following Divisions of the Secretary of State Office: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Business Entities, and Trademarks.
Additional online services offered by the Secretary of State include:
- Certified Business Documents
- Certificates of Existence
- Business Name Reservations
- Domestic Pre-Filing & Filing
- Foreign Filing
- UCC Filing and Search
All services listed above were created through a partnership between the Alabama Secretary of State and Alabama Interactive.
About Alabama Interactive
Alabama Interactive is the official digital government solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.