Comprehensive Trademark Search

Get peace of mind and advanced strategy. Make sure your mark is available before you spend time and money applying.
  • Easy to read comprehensive report sent to you electronically
  • USPTO fees are non-refundable if your name is rejected, so have some comfort before you file.
  • We search international, domestic, state and domain name databases for similar names
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How it works

Get your comprehensive search report in 3 easy steps.
1

Answer a few questions

Give us some basic information about trademark and describe your goods and services you provide.

2

We run a comprehensive search

We search international, federal, state, common law, social media and domain name databases to identify possible conflicts.

3

We send you a detailed report

The detailed report identifies all matches, including full trademark registrations for international, federal, and state trademarks.

Why run a search for similar trademarks?

Before spending your time and money filing an application you should do a search to see if your mark is already in use or registered by someone else. A search will help avoid obvious duplications of pre-existing marks. If the USPTO rejects your application, the fees to Trademark Engine and the USPTO are not refundable. If your company is just beginning, it’s better to make name changes now rather than invest in building a brand only to learn that you have to change the name and lose all of your goodwill.

What concerns should I have with my name or logo?

Even if you have a domain name or incorporated your name, you can still run into trouble if your name is too similar to someone else's. In fact, the most common basis for rejection is that your name is too similar to one already registered with the USPTO. A similar name is not an automatic bar for unrelated products or services because the test is whether a consumer is likely to be confused.

Choose the search option that works best for you.

Federal & State search
$149

Trademark search The federal search provides any similar names, logos, or slogans that are registered or pending with the USPTO.

State Search The state search does the same for all 50 states.

Detailed online report Identifies any matches with all the information you need to strategize your next step.

Federal, State, & Common Law
$299
Includes the information from the Federal and State Search, and also includes:

Corporate name search We run a search for all corpoarate and other business entity names in all 50 states.

Corporate Directories We search the corporate directories for listing of others who might be using your name.

Common law Proprietary internet searches reveal the use of your name that may be protected by common law trademarks.

Domain names We search the most common top level domain names to see if anyone is using your name online.

Global Search
$499
Includes the information from the Federal, State and Common Law Search, and also includes:

Global search We search for pendiing and registered marks in these multi-national jurisdictions:

  • The European community
  • World Intelectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Comprehensive Trademark Search FAQs
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Before spending your time and money filing an application you should do a quick search to see if your mark is already in use or registered by someone else. A search will help avoid obvious duplications of pre-existing marks. If the USPTO rejects your application, the fees to Trademark Engine and the USPTO are not refundable.

If your company is just beginning, it’s better to make name changes now rather than invest years building a brand only to learn that you have to change the name and lose all of your goodwill.

Running searches just with the USPTO does not mean you will automatically have superior rights to the mark. There could be someone already using a similar mark, but who did not register it with the USPTO. In that case, you may get a registration, but it is subject to challenge by the owner of the earlier-used mark who has because of common law trademark rights.

Search is one of Trademark Engine’s core features: Messages and files you add to Trademark Engine are instantly searchable, so you can quickly come back to documents and discussions when you need them.

You can use special modifiers (like ‘in:’, ‘from:’, etc.) to focus results based on a channel, person, or date. Results can be filtered by recency, relevancy, and file type so you can easily find what you need.

Trademarks - If you are looking to register a name, logo or slogan related to the sale of goods, then you are seeking a trademark.

Service marks - If you are looking to register a name, logo or slogan related to the sale of services, then you are seeking a service mark.

Click here to better understand the difference between goods and services.

Intent to Use - You would file an intent to use application if you know you are going to use a mark, but you haven’t start selling your goods or services yet. By doing this, you have established your place in line on the date of filing as opposed to the date you actually start selling your goods or services. To validate your application and take advantage of your place in line, you do have to actually sell the goods or services and then update the USPTO. If you go this route, you will have to file a Statement of Use which can be done through your customized portal on Trademark Engine. This has to be done within six months of the filing of your Intent to Use application or you you can seek up to four additional six-month extensions. You will be able to complete both of these through your personal customized portal on Trademark Engine. To get an extension, you will have to demonstrate good cause. Click here for more on Intent to Use vs. In Use Applications.

You can use special modifiers (like ‘in:’, ‘from:’, etc.) to focus results based on a channel, person, or date. Results can be filtered by recency, relevancy, and file type so you can easily find what you need.

Often a trademark owner will send out a cease and desist letter demanding that the infringing party stop using the mark. Many times, the infringement is not done on purpose and the infringing party will stop when notified that their conduct is in clear violation of another’s rights.

Often a trademark owner will send out a cease and desist letter demanding that the infringing party stop using the mark. Many times, the infringement is not done on purpose and the infringing party will stop when notified that their conduct is in clear violation of another’s rights.

Sometimes, the infringing party will ignore the demand or take the position that they are not infringing. At that point, you may have to consider a trademark infringement lawsuit. To prevail, you would have to prove:

  • You are the owner of a valid mark - which is presumed if you have a federal trademark registration.
  • The other side is using the mark without authority in connection with the sale of goods or services
  • in a manner that is likely to cause confusion to reasonable consumers.

Often a trademark owner will send out a cease and desist letter demanding that the infringing party stop using the mark. Many times, the infringement is not done on purpose and the infringing party will stop when notified that their conduct is in clear violation of another’s rights.

Sometimes, a plaintiff will file a trademark infringement lawsuit only to have a court end up ruling the plaintiff’s mark - even if filed with the USPTO is invalid and should not have been registered in the first place.

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others another party. A “service” mark distinguishes the source of a service, rather than a good, but the two are typically simply referred to as a “trademark” or “mark”. In more general terms, getting a trademark protects your brand. Most of the brands, logos and slogans you love, know and trust have been properly registered.

By registering your trademark, you will be entitled to a presumption of ownership of the brand on a national level and a presumed right to use the brand nationwide. It prevents someone from registering a confusingly similar mark after you and allows you to sue in federal court if someone infringes on the brand you have worked hard to build. Once registered, you can also present yourself as an established and serious business because you can start using the ® symbol after your name, logo or slogan.

After you properly register the mark and use it for a five-year period, Trademark Engine can also help you file a “Declaration of Incontestability” giving you the greatest protection under U.S. trademark law. This will prevent others from contesting your trademark on grounds often subject to attack such as: (1) the mark is not inherently distinctive; (2) it is confusingly similar to another mark that someone else that began using before you; or (3) the mark is simply functional as opposed to identifying the source of the goods or services.

You can use special modifiers (like ‘in:’, ‘from:’, etc.) to focus results based on a channel, person, or date. Results can be filtered by recency, relevancy, and file type so you can easily find what you need.

Under U.S. law, you do establish what is known as “common law” when you use your name, logo or slogan in commerce even if you do not register it. So, why pay to register your trademark? Common law rights are limited to the geographic area where you actually use the mark as opposed to nationwide protection given to you when you register your mark. Without registration, you can be limited to using your mark geographically and not have the ability to expand. Likewise, if someone else is already using your mark in a limited geographic area, you can box them in by registering your mark. Plus, should you ever have to sue someone for trademark infringement, your registration gives you a leg up in court as to the validity of your mark and your date of usage. There are also remedies available to registered trademark owners in the event of litigation. Finally, when you let Trademark Engine file your trademark, once accepted, you will be on the USPTO database which discourages others from using your mark in the future. Future companies will know your mark is already spoken for and hopefully you can avoid any disputes.

Benefits to registering your mark:

  • Nationwide protection
  • Presumed validity of the mark if you have to sue
  • Additional remedies in court
  • May increase the value of your company
  • Registration with the USPTO will discourage others from trying to use your mark

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