Trademarks 101

Trademark Search 101 – Part 4

In Part 1 of this blog series, we introduced the three search options available in the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS): Basic Word Mark Search, Structured Word and/or Design Mark Search, and Free Form Word and/or Design Mark Search. Then, in Part 2 and Part 3 We explained how to use the Basic Search and the Structured Search, which are useful for beginners and experienced users who want to search for word marks, design marks or composite marks.

In this blog, we will focus on how to use the Free Form Search, which is the most flexible and powerful way to search for word marks, design marks or composite marks.

Trademark Search 101 – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, we introduced the three search options available in the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS): Basic Word Mark Search, Structured Word and/or Design Mark Search, and Free Form Word and/or Design Mark Search. We also explained how to use the Basic Word Mark Search option, which is the simplest and easiest way to search for word marks only.

In this blog, we will focus on how to use the Structured Word and/or Design Mark Search option, which is a more advanced way to search for word marks, design marks or composite marks.

Trademark Search 101 – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we introduced the three search options available in the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS): Basic Word Mark Search, Structured Word and/or Design Mark Search, and Free Form Word and/or Design Mark Search. We also discussed the difference between these options and the factors to consider when choosing the best option for your trademark.

In this blog, we will focus on how to use the Basic Word Mark Search option, which is the simplest and easiest way to search for word marks only

Trademark Search 101 – Part 1

If you want to register a trademark for your business name, logo, slogan or product, you need to do a trademark search first. A trademark search is a process of checking the USPTO’s database of registered trademarks and prior pending applications to find out if any trademark has already been registered or applied for that is similar to yours and used on related products or services. This can help you avoid a likelihood of confusion refusal, which means that your trademark application will be rejected because it could confuse consumers with another existing trademark.

But how do you do a trademark search? What are the different options and methods available? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of each option? In this blog, we will answer these questions and give you an overview of the basics of trademark search.