1- Begin with word, phrase, or whole word searches – go to USPTO Trademark Search website under Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).

2- Select – Basic Word Mark Search – US Trademark Search

3- Enter your word, phrase, or whole word that you want to use to brand your product or service.  e.g., purefect

4- Click button “Submit Query”

5- See number of search results – 12 Results.  Question- Live/Dead?

6- Review each “Live” trademark and trademark application by clicking each line item.

7- For each mark- Review the “Word Mark” – this is the text of a similar trademark.  Does this trademark have the same spelling as your desired trademark?

8- For each mark- Review the “Goods and Services” – this is the classification of goods and services for this trademark.  Does this trademark have the same description of product or service as your desired trademark?  Tip: trademarks can co-exist if not filed in the same class of goods.  Think of Delta faucets and Delta airlines.

9- Review the next trademark in the list.

10- If the answer to question 8 & 9 above is no then this may be a good candidate for a Trademark Application.

Now you know how to do a preliminary trademark search to check for similar marks that were filed before you.

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