Comprehensive Trademark Search

After a free trademark search, you might see a list of possible trademark conflicts. How do you know which of these
conflicts are likely to be a problem and whether any of them will require you to choose a new trademark? You may need
a Comprehensive Trademark Search, which is much more robust.

By investing in a comprehensive search to identify risks upfront before you take the plunge you could save yourself
thousands of dollars in legal fees and rebranding down the road.

Comprehensive Trademark Search

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Online Questions

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information provided to us will be
kept in absolute confidentiality.

Run a Comprehensive Search

The trademark specialist will
prepare the search and weigh the
relatedness of the goods or
services with actual evidence.

Send you a Detailed Report

You will receive a detailed report
to compare many possible
variations and identify each
important portion of the mark that
may conflict with others.

Trademark Search

Do you have a great idea for a brand? Congratulations! But how do you know whether the mark is available? Your first step should be doing a trademark clearance search. There are two types – a knockout search and a comprehensive search. But what is the difference?

What is a knockout search?

A knockout search sometimes referred to as a preliminary trademark search, is a quick search of the USPTO register to determine whether there are any identical marks for similar goods or services. This search doesn’t guarantee that the mark is available or even whether it meets the standards for registration. But it does let you know that the mark itself is available, so you can decide whether it’s worth it to invest in a comprehensive search.

Safe Trademark offers free online knockout search:
  • Free Australia Trademark Search
  • Free Canada Trademark Search
  • Free European Trademark Search
  • Free United Kingdom Trademark Search
  • Free United States Trademark Search
  • Free Global Trademark Search (WIPO)
  • Other Countries Trademark Search
What is a comprehensive search?

After a quick search, you may see a list of possible trademark conflicts. How do you know which of these conflicts are likely to be a problem and which ones aren’t – and whether any of them will require you to choose a new trademark – is another matter entirely. As Nolo.com’s Beth Laurence writes, While you may find hundreds of similar trademarks being used across the country, you will need to know how to sort through your search results and determine which trademarks you are prevented from using. In this situation, you may need a Comprehensive Trademark Search. The comprehensive search is much more robust. The comprehensive search examines additional resources, which is important because it will capture common law usage in addition to just federally-registered trademarks.

The comprehensive search will compare many possible variations and will check for phonetic equivalents and engage in pattern-matching to identify each important portion of the mark that may conflict with others. Analyzing the search will also weigh the relatedness of the goods or services with actual evidence. You will receive a comprehensive search report to help avoid duplications of pre-existing marks.

Choose your package

We offer three levels of comprehensive trademark search:

Federal Search:

First, we search for the identical mark in all classes. Then we narrow down the search by class and related class. We search for identical live marks, identical dead marks, near-identical live marks, near-identical dead marks, and similar marks and variations on the mark.

Domain Search:

We provide Domain search results for your trademark. If the trademark is a logo with no word element, we search domains matching the entity name.

Common-Law Search:

We search the internet for other businesses currently using the trademark, whether they have the mark registered or not. We check Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Yellow Pages, Wikipedia, and Instagram (Baidu, Sogou, for China).

Attorney Opinion:

At the top level of trademark search, you benefit from an attorney’s opinion of the results, and legal advice about how to assess your risks and move forward with your mark.

A La Carte package:

This package includes a trademark database search report, USPTO database searches, Google search, and Entity search. The search results are restrictive to mark appearance, similarity, phonetics, and based on the classification of goods and services.

Comprehensive package:

This package includes searches of federal and state government trademark database searches, USPTO database searches, common law searches, business name (entity) searches, domain name search, and internet/social media products and services search results in detail.