It is highly recommended and accepted best practice to run a trademark search before filing a trademark application. The goal is to detect applications and registrations that represent a potential conflict with your mark.   



There are four types of searches commonly recognized:

  • Basic searches are run by accessing USPTO’s database. 

  • Preliminary searches are run using special software and tools.

  • Full comprehensive searches are run using specialized search engines that have access to more databases than a basic and preliminary search. 

  • Full International Comprehensive searches are run for marks with international presence or expansion plans.



  • The cost of running a basic search is nominal as opposed to preliminary, comprehensive or international searches where more complex factors need to be assessed. A Brandia attorney will guide you through the search process and costs tailored to your business' needs


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