Should I do a trademark search?
Trademark search is one of the most important and overlooked aspects of a trademark registration process. The purpose of a trademark search is to check if the brand you selected is available for use and registration.
Without a proper search, another company may prevent you from using the mark you selected if such use will create trademark confusion in the marketplace.
How do you do a trademark search?
We use Corsearch, which is a professional trademark search software.
According to the World Trademark Review survey, Corsearch has ranked #1 in the trademark search category and received the highest overall score. It is the best and most reliable software used by all reputable law firms and trademark registration professionals.
We always use Corsearch to provide the best and most accurate search results to our clients.
Corsearch has a lot very useful tools and it allows searching phonetic equivalents and vowel substitutions.
We check relevant Trademark Office databases to find the closest marks and check how they are used in the marketplace.
Once a report is generated, we manually analyze it and provide our opinion on whether your trademark can be registered. If there are problems with your trademark, we’ll do our best to suggest alternatives names or possibly changes to the existing name.
Can a trademark search guarantee that your mark will be registered?
***Please try to be as specific as possible when listing your products.
We need to know the actual products in order to do a proper trademark search and determine your trademark reliability.
“Bath products” is very vague. Bath towels, cleaning preparations, shower caps are more precise.
“Home products” or “household products” is too broad. Kitchen appliances, pots and pans, cutlery will be acceptable.
“Baby category” is too broad and vague. We need to know what the products are. Good acceptable examples will be baby toys, baby diapers, infant clothing, baby strollers, baby food, swaddle blankets.
“Garden or yard products” is too vague. Please specify what they are, for example, spades, live plants, seeds, plant fertilizers, watering cans.
Some of the broader categories are acceptable: Cosmetics, Vitamins and supplements, Computer software, Toys will all be acceptable for the purposes of initial search.
If you provide consulting or coaching services, please explain the nature of your services and what your target market is.