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A.A.®, A.A. Grapevine®, Alcoholics Anonymous®, and The Big Book® are registered trademarks or service marks of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

CLA℠, CLA-East℠, Clutterers Anonymous℠, and Declutterthon℠ are common law service marks of Clutterers Anonymous World Service Organization in the United States.

8/19/22: CLA WSO is currently engaged in registering the trademark name Clutterers Anonymous with the USPTO.

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office website:

  • “A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. The term ‘trademark’ is often used to refer to both trademarks and service marks.”
  • “Federal registration is not required to establish rights in a trademark.  Common law rights arise from actual use of a mark and may allow the common law user to successfully challenge a registration or application.”