TRADEMARK SEARCH REPORTS
MarkLawyer provides online access to trademark
searches. Peter T. Boyd, Esq. is an experienced
attorney who practices exclusively in the areas
of trademark law and can help determine the availability
of your trademark. Before applying for any trademark,
your company should always conduct a trademark
Why a Trademark Search
Adopting, using, and registering a trademark
is a risk. Over 200,000 trademarks were applied
for last year year in the United States and even
more trademarks are used without a registration.
In the United States unregistered trademarks have
almost the same rights and advantages as a federal
Quite simply, it would be very costly for your
company to adopt a trademark and then later discover
that another company has been using a similar trademark
for the past ten years and now demands that your
company cease all use of its mark. Always order
a trademark search before adopting, using, or registering
any trademark to avoid this type of scenario.
MarkLawyer Trademark Legal Analysis
All of our trademark search reports are
reviewed by an attorney. This is not true of other
online services that simply provide you the report
and let you guess as to whether to adopt and register
Do you know the factors that go into a likelihood
of confusion analysis? Probably not. Do not rely
solely on your judgment on whether your company
should adopt, use, or register a trademark. Rely
on our years of trademark experience and guidance
as to whether your company will encounter any legal
problems regarding a trademark.
In addition to receiving a detailed report of all
prior state trademarks, federal trademarks, and
common law trademarks that are similar, you will
also receive legal analysis and a summary provided
by an experienced trademark attorney as to whether
your company should adopt and register the trademark.
This saves you time and money.
MarkLawyer Comprehensive Trademark Search
Our trademark search report is comprehensive and
searches the following categories of trademarks:
USPTO Trademark Records: Active federal trademark
applications and registrations filed with the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1884, and
expired, canceled or abandoned marks since 1984.
U.S. State Trademark Records: Our database includes
trademark applications and registrations from
all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and Guam.
SHEPARD'S Intellectual Property Law Citations:
Legal citations pertaining to trademarks involved
or cited in court decisions.
Common Law Trademarks and Tradenames: We search
for trademarks that may not be registered, but
may be protected under common law rights, including:
2.8 million proprietary references, 23 million
product and company names from Gale® databases,
27 million business names from the Dun & Bradstreet®
and American Business Information® databases.
Domain Names: Coverage includes the generic top-level
domains .com, .net, .biz, .info, .org, .edu, .net
Our trademark search report will discover almost
all similar references to your company's proposed
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