The Trademark Search

A trademark search, while optional, should not be underestimated in terms of its value to your business.

Trademark applications are actually filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Begin the search for the trademark you need today.

It is important to investigate, to seek out the full extent of any possible use of your mark prior to filing a trademark application. It is not uncommon that some third party has already registered your mark (your trade name) or has certain common law rights to use the mark that you wish to register. Additionally, assuming the trademark search reflects that your mark is already registered, investing in a search for the mark you want will have saved you both the trademark application preparation fee as well as the trademark filing fees.

A trademark search is easily ordered by completing our Secure Order Form.

There are a variety of in-depth trademark searches available. Unless otherwise specified, each search takes approximately three (3) business days to complete. However, these searches can be also expedited for an additional charge. A word of caution, at any given time the information in any of the various searchable databases can be as much as one (1) month old and sometimes more. Here is a quick summary of the available searches:

U.S. Federal Direct Hit [$100.00] (1 day). This trademark search is best described as a "preliminary screening search" of the U.S. Federal database and covers up to five (5) different names. It is an "exact match" search of the Federal database only and as such it does not search for similar marks, marks with fanciful spellings or foreign language trademarks or translations.

U.S. Basic Comprehensive Search [$475.00]. This search includes the Federal, State and limited common law databases. The "limited common law" database includes the "Dun and Bradstreet" and "Brands and Their Companies" databases only. This is fairly comprehensive and will provide you with an excellent trademark search product in a timely fashion.

U.S. Full Comprehensive + Domains [$650.00]. This is our most comprehensive trademark search and is the search we always recommend. It includes the Federal, state, Domain Name and expanded common law databases, which includes, Dun and Bradstreet, Brands and Their Companies, Thomas Register, Library of Congress, News File, Domain Names and Digital Common Law - Internet Content.

Canada + U.S. Full Comprehensive [$725.00]. This is our U.S. Basic Comprehensive Search + Domains including a search of Canada's Federal trademark database. Please note that in Canada, unlike the U.S., there are no state level trademarks.

Canada Trademark Search Only [Please call for a price]. This is our U.S. Basic Comprehensive Search + Domains including a search of Canada's Federal trademark database. Please note that in Canada, unlike the U.S., there are no state level trademarks.

Madrid Protocol - International Search [Please call for a price]. This search is an exact match International Trademark Search. The price can vary based upon which Class is searched. Please call for a quote.

The Correct Way:
A trademark search is the correct way to find out if you are legally permitted to use the name you've selected for your services and products.

Logo/Design Only Search [Please call for a price]. This search is specifically for the logo and design elements of the logo or design. It does NOT include a trademark search for any words included in the logo or design.

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A Trademark Search Is Essential

   A Trademark search is the essential first step in the process of trademark registration.  Essential?  Yes!  What would happen if you were legally prevented from continuing to use your business name, or your brand names, or slogans, etc.  Trademark searches make very good sense.

     The point is clear, the trademark search is the required prelude to registration of your intellectual property; company name, brands, logos, etc.  A registered trademark is essential to survival in the world of business.  It is a vital step supporting the continued operation of your business enterprises.

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