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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a search of the United States Trademark Office database necessary before filing?

It is advisable to conduct a search of the United States Trademark Office databasebefore filing your application to determine if there is a registered or pendingmark that is similar to yours. You may search The United StatesTrademark Office’s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and Trademark Applicationsand Registrations Retrieval (TARR) database forfree.  However, these databases may bedifficult to navigate.  Trademarkia allows you to easily search federally pendingand registered trademarks. 
To search for word marks, simply enterthe search name located on the Trademarkiawebsite.  Enter the mark that you are inquiring about.  Please note that this search will only queryresults containing the exact spelling and spacing of your search.  Therefore, you should try searching differentspelling and spacing variations of your inquired mark.
To search for logo marks, visit Trademarkia’s logosearch page.  Simply enter the design elements for the logothat you are inquiring about. 
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