How to conduct a Trademark Search?

Trademark searches refer to any action taken for the purpose of determining whether a proposed mark is already being used in commerce. The search can be narrow in nature or can be broad enough to include results from every avenue. An appropriate search strategy constitutes of the nature of the mark, nature of goods and[…]

Need for Trademark Searching

What is trademark search? To create a unique and potent brand name or company name, the significant amount of cost is incurred along with time. A mark determined as unique by a particular business might be already in use by any other business or company somewhere in the world. In order to make sure of[…]

Crucial aspects of Trademark Search

Prior to filing a trademark application, a simple question is asked, “Have you conducted a trademark search?” We know that this is the basic question, each company or an agent asks, but the point is that it is highly and equally important to know that your trademark is not confusingly similar to the other exiting[…]

Difference between Trade name & Trademark

Although the terms trade name and trademark may sound likewise, yet they are different under law and offer different protection. One of the complex lines that you come across is, ‘it is not necessary to hold a trademark on a trade name; however you can apply for one’. Also you might have come across that;[…]

How to set Trademark Monitoring Search Coverage?

How to set Trademark monitoring search coverage? Do you think it is justice to limit the trademark monitoring to crown jewels and not to anything else, well NO! The most common mistake practiced even by the big sharks of the industry is to solely focus on their best 10-20 marks while overlooking the rest. While[…]

What are the Advantages of Registering a Trademark?

What are the advantages of registering a trademark? A trademark is an essential resource in protecting consumers and promoting global and online economy. Briefly to summarize its importance, it enables consumers to make fast, confident and risk-free purchasing decision and promote freedom of choice. But before making benefit of these trademarks, we will discuss the[…]

4 Mistakes while doing Trademark Clearance Search ! 3rd Mistake Might Cause Huge Loss to Your Brand

While registering for a trademark, we always search for similar marks or related marks to find out whether our symbol is unique or not. Two trademarks are said to be similar when they are either visually or connotatively similar. If any other similar marks are found, then one must change the mark to avoid the[…]

Trademark Search Categories

Trademark search means to perform a search for checking whether the chosen mark, is valid (not used by any company, business, organization, or individual) or invalid (already taken by some other group as their trademark). This search is generally performed before going for registration of the mark or before filing. This search helps to mitigate[…]

Trademark Image Search

How to Do a Trademark Image Search in the U.S.PTO Website

When it comes to protecting a brand, securing the trademarks and logos are something that appears at the top of our mind. Before we register our Logo and Trademarks it is important to ensure right at the beginning that the mark is available for use and we are not infringing on someone else’ intellectual properties.[…]