Indiana Code Title 24. Trade Regulation § 24-2-1-14.5

Sec. 14.5 . (a) An action for cancellation of a mark registered under this chapter or an action to compel registration of a mark under this chapter must be brought in a court with jurisdiction in Indiana.

(b) In an action for cancellation of a mark, the secretary:

(1) may not be made a party to an action;

(2) must be notified of the filing of a complaint in an action by the clerk of the court in which the complaint is filed;  and

(3) is entitled to intervene in an action for cancellation of a mark.

(c) In an action brought against a nonresident registrant, service may be effected upon the secretary as agent for service of the registrant in accordance with the procedures established for service upon nonresident corporations and business entities.


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