One should gather a substantial amount of information before doing US Trademark Search. Trademark is the most important part of a business. Moreover, a trademark helps customers distinguish your goods and services from those of other brands in the market. For instance, various companies manufacture smartphones. Many smartphones share a similar design and technical specifications. As a result, they almost look alike. Here, in this scenario, a trademark on smartphones can help customers identify the manufacturer of smartphones. Their one logo can make you buy or reject a smartphone. Therefore, if you run a business, then you need to understand the basics of trademarks. Also, US Trademark Search should be your first step when registering a trademark in the U.S. In this article, we are going to talk about tools to do US Trademark Search and a new trademark rule.
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US Trademark Search through TESS
Clearance search or Trademark search – you may call the process whatever you want. Both terms represent the same process. The USPTO has designed a state-of-the-art tool to perform a trademark search – TESS. Trademark Electronic Search System, or TESS, has many features that help applicants to search or monitor trademarks. TESS is like a search engine. It lets you search the USPTO’s database. The database has the details of registered trademarks and prior pending applications. While doing a trademark search, you may come across some marks that may prevent registration because of a likelihood of confusion refusal.
Most importantly, you must understand the following points before conducting a US trademark search:
- What the database includes
- How to construct a complete search
- How to interpret the search results
The USPTO has good resources that may help you in trademark searching using TESS. TESS TIPS is the first thing that you should look into when doing a US trademark search. Here you may find detailed information on important search topics.
While searching, you need to clear the cache memory of the internet browser if you are unable to see mark images. If you come across any other problems, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In figure 1, you may see the user-friendly interface of TESS.
Figure 1 The USPTO’s TESS Interface
US Trademark Search through the Global Brand Database
Similarly to TESS, the Global Brand Database is another online trademark search tool. This tool is curated by WIPO and available to the general public free of charge. In figure 2, you can see the interface of the search tool. It has various options for a search. Moreover, the search tool gives you options to download the report in formats such as PDF, CSV, XLSX, HTML, and XML. WIPO has extensive resources that can help you in conducting the search. You should check out video tutorials created by WIPO.
Figure 2 Global Brand Database by WIPO
The New Trademark Rule
In 2019, the USPTO introduced a new rule for foreign-domiciled applicants. The rule is working effectively from August 3, 2019. The rule says that if you don’t have a domicile in the U.S., then you must need an attorney. Furthermore, the attorney should be licensed to practice law in the U.S. The licensed attorney will represent your application at the USPTO. However, domiciled applicants may choose not to hire a U.S. licensed attorney. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend you have an attorney by your side during the trademark registration process.
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How The Trademark Search Company Can Help You
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