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678-373-4747

Ext. 101 – Atlanta Metro – (678) 202-5990
Ext. 102 – Charlotte – (704) 625-7747
Ext. 103 – Raleigh – (919) 825-3309
Ext. 104 – Atlanta Downtown – (404) 596-7333
Ext. 105 – Dallas – (214) 702-5247

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What is a Trademark Search?

Trademark searches refer to a search of the US Patent & Trademark office records, state trademark office records,  Internet uses, domain names, secretary of state business name uses (trade names) for the purpose of determining whether a trademark is used in commerce.  An appropriate searching strategy will consider the nature of the mark, the nature of the goods/services the mark covers, the timeline for bringing the mark to commerce, and the applicant’s allocation of resources.

Trademark searches are generally classified as being either a full search or a knock-out search (pre-screening)

Knock-out Trademark Search

Typically a  “knock-out” search refers to a search performed at the US Patent & Trademark office records to determine if the trademark is in use or if a similar mark is in use before filing a US Trademark Application. This includes trademark applications that have not registered, registered marks, cancelled trademarks, and trademark applications that have been abandoned. A knock-out search cannot be relied on to assure the applicant that the mark is not an infringement risk. If you know what trademarks were filed before your Trademark then you may decide to tweak, edit or change your mark before you file a Trademark application to help assure its registration. We always recommend a pre-screening. ~$300-500.

Full US Trademark Search

Typically a  “full US” search refers to a search performed at the US Patent & Trademark office records, all 50 state trademark office records, english  Internet uses, domain names, US secretary of state business name uses (trade names) to determine if the trademark in in use or if a similar mark is in use before filing a US Trademark Application. This includes trademark applications that have not registered, registered marks, cancelled trademarks, and trademark applications that have been abandoned. A full US trademark search should be performed before branding a product or service and spending a sum of money to promote such brand in the market place. If you know what trademarks were filed before your Trademark then you may decide to tweak, edit, or change your mark before you file a Trademark application to help assure its registration. We always recommend a full US trademark search before branding a new product or service.

How much does a full Trademark Search cost?

Preliminary US Trademark Screening: Federal Internet trademark knockout screening to spot potential federal registration problems. ~$300

Full US Trademark Search: US Patent & Trademark office records, state trademark office records,  Internet uses, domain names, secretary of state business name uses (trade names) to spot potential federal registration problems. ~$1500-2000

Why perform a US Trademark Search?

If you know what trademarks were filed before your Trademark then you may decide to tweak, edit or change your mark before you file a Trademark application to help assure its registration. If no similar marks are found related to your trademark and classification during a Trademark screening the next step is a Trademark Application.

Can I Trademark a Clothing Line?

Yes you can trademark a clothing line.

If you are using a particular word, graphic, phrase or slogan on a Clothing Line, you can trademark it to prevent any other Clothing Line manufacturers from using the same branding without your permission.  For example, while I was in Memphis I was staying at the Peabody Hotel and in the lobby is Lansky Brothers a “clothier to the King”.  Another name for Clothing Line is apparel,including jackets, hoodies, coats, shirts, pants, jackets, hats, caps, uniforms, tee shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, shorts, pajamas or other specific items.

To trademark a Clothing Line, the word, graphic, phrase or slogan must be non-descriptive and unique and not be similar to another existing in use trademark to merit trademark protection. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will reject your trademark application if they determine that your word, graphic, phrase or slogan is too similar to a prior registered trademark.

If you have a new Clothing Line with a unique  word, graphic, phrase or slogan to identify that line –

Call for a Free Consultation on a Trademark Search

678-373-4747

Ext. 101 – Atlanta Metro
Ext. 102 – Charlotte
Ext. 103 – Raleigh
Ext. 104 – Atlanta Downtown
Ext. 105 – Dallas

Need help with a Trademark Search in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, & Raleigh.

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We would be happy to discuss your potential trademark application and answer any trademark questions.

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