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Resources for Trademark Searches


TESS
(free)
Trademark Electronic Search System
www.uspto.gov
www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm
www.uspto.gov/web/menu/search.html

SAEGIS Database (fee based)
www.thomson-thomson.com/

World Intellectural Property Organization
www.wipo.int/

 

U.S State Agency Trademark Databases:

statetm.tripod.com/databases.htm

Washington State:
www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/

Arizona:
www.azsos.gov/business_services

California:
www.ss.ca.gov/business/ts/ts.htm

Oregon:
www.filinginoregon.com/

Idaho:
www.idsos.state.id.us/tmarks/tmindex.htm

Nevada:
sos.state.nv.us/comm_rec/index.htm

 

Common Law Search Resources:
Trademark ownership is based on who uses the mark first. Here's a few resources for finding marks that are in use but not registered.

Google.com
Thomson-Thomson's Saegis common law database
Verizon Superpages
www.thomasregister.com

 

Understanding Trademarks (readings):

www.lexisnexis.com
Yahoo! Trademark Search FAQ
www.uspto.gov workflow guide

USPTO Search Code Manual
www.uspto.gov/tmdb/dscm/index.html

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