What is a trademark search?

2018-04-11T09:02:01+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

A trademark search is a review of various information, including trademark databases, and occasionally commercial and marketplace resources, typically designed to determine whether a particular trademark is available for use without risk of infringement of the rights of a prior user or registrant, and registration, referring to the criteria for registrable trademarks under local laws.

A trademark search also can help answer other questions, including whether a proposed trademark is distinctive or diluted, and which trademarks a particular company owns.