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2. Talk to our Live Experts

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What Is a Trademark Search?

A trademark search is an important tool in your business’s marketing arsenal. A tm search can help you identify trademarks that are already being used on the market and find out more about them. It can also help you find out if someone else is trying to register a trademark that could potentially infringe on your brand name search or other brand-related identifiers.

We will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your brand name, logo, design, etc. and compare it against various databases of registered trademarks. Registered trademarks are entered into the database by the registrant, which means that if someone else tries to register their own version of your brand identity or another similar mark, they'll have to pay a fee first before it's allowed to go through registration procedures.

How to Conduct a Trademark Search

Trademark searches are especially important if you are searching for a trademark that is registered with the trademark registry. But before you start your search, it's important to know how to conduct a trademark search online. There are many different ways in which you can conduct a tm search, but below are two of the most common ways:
  • Searching for a trademark online If you’re looking for information about an existing trademark, conducting an online search is by far your best option
  • The first step in conducting an online search is to conduct a keyword search on trademarks or brands that you believe might be similar to yours
  • If the name entered doesn't match anything within your given search parameters, move on to
  • In order to find out if the name is on file with the trademark registry, check the Indian government’s trademark registry or perform a trademark search online
  • Sometimes these databases will provide some insight into whether or not another company has filed for protection of their brand name against your use of yours as well
  • If someone else has filed for protection of their brand name against the use of yours, this will be noted in each database record and usually includes links to their respective application.

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Why Do You Need a Trademark Search?

Trademark searches are not easy. They require a lot of time and effort, which is why many people choose to outsource the process. However, if you do decide to do your own search, keep in mind that it can be more expensive than going through an agency. When looking for a trademark search company, consider the following criteria:
  • Expertise: Make sure the company has experience in more than one industry and specialty so they can provide accurate results across different fields.
  • Cost: Make sure the company charges a reasonable fee that’s competitive with other agencies.
  • Time frame: Find out what their turnaround time is so you know how long you’ll have to wait for your results.
  • Results: You want to find a reputable company that provides reliable results so you can be confident your potential trademark will be protected from infringement

Steps in a Trademark Search

You can conduct a free tm search online on Vakilsearch’s search tool. Get in touch with our experts right away for more guidance on the same.

An online trademark search on the trademark registry can also be done on the Indian trademark database link. The trademark registry will then perform the search and send a report of any trademarks that are similar or potentially conflict with your trademark. When performing a trademark search, a company should consider the following four steps:
  1. Determine whether or not they should file for a trademark.
  2. Understand what type of trademark they need.
  3. File an application with the trademark registry.
  4. Protect their intellectual property.

Things to Look Out for When Conducting Your Trademark Search

  • The first step to conducting a trademark search online is making sure you’re searching within the right legal jurisdiction.
  • The Indian trademark registry is the governmental agency tasked with registering trademarks and copyrights in India.
  • Additionally, if your company has filed for or will file for a trademark in another country, it’s best to search through that country’s trademark office as well.
  • Next, it’s important to determine what type of trademark you’re trying to look up. Is your brand name search a word? A symbol? A design? An identifier?
Make sure that you know which type of mark you are looking for before conducting your search! You may also want to consider differentiating between goods and services when searching for trademarks. There are certain types of marks that can only be used on goods (e.g., "Jaguar" can only be used on cars), while other marks are easier to use on services (e.g., "Bose" can be used on headphones). It may be more difficult to find a trademark corresponding with service-based goods, but this shouldn't deter you from submitting an application anyway! When making an application for registration of your mark, make sure that all required information is included: including the full name and address of the applicant and the date.

Why Vakilsearch?

This guide gives you the basic steps on how to conduct a trademark search and the things to look out for. It also gives you some resources that are helpful in the search process. You can read more on how to conduct a trademark search, what resources to utilise, and what other things to think about when conducting your trademark search here.
  • Outsourcing is a great way to jumpstart this process — Vakilsearch can give you the advantage when it comes to getting noticed and capturing customer interest.
  • But outsourcing alone isn’t enough. Your brand perspective is critical to driving success and avoiding common pitfalls. Not sure where to get started? We have got you covered.

FAQ's on Trademark Search

Yes, you can use Vakilsearch to conduct a free trademark search on your own.
The Public Search Facility allows you to conduct a free online search of the USPTO database. Personnel from the USPTO are not permitted to conduct trademark searches for the general public. Private trademark search firms will conduct searches for a fee.
Before filing a trademark application for registration, it is always advisable to conduct a trademark search. TM searches provide an overview of your trademark's registrability under The Trademark Act of 1999.
Yes, you can conduct a trademark search without knowing the trademark class. You can use the trademark class finder tool to select the correct trademark class from over 80,000 goods and services. Among the 45 classes, 34 fall under the Goods section and 11 fall under the Service section.
There are multiple reasons to conduct a trademark search, but the two most important are to better ensure the availability of the mark's registration prior to adoption and to help avoid unintentional infringement of another's mark.
A comprehensive trademark search seeks to locate all risks associated with the use and potential registration of the chosen trademark. It also reveals the extent of the trademark's non-registered, third-party use across the country. Finding unregistered but in-use marks is important because a prior user, i.e. the first user, will have common law rights that supersede the later, second user. If the first user never filed for a federal registration, the second user may be able to obtain one, but the first user will have protection in all geographic areas where the first user used the trademark prior to the federal filing by the second user.
There are multiple reasons to conduct a trademark search, but the two most important are to better ensure the availability of the mark's registration prior to adoption and to help avoid unintentional infringement of another's mark. Furthermore, when a company's website is intended to have broad, international exposure, a worldwide trademark search is often useful to ensure that a mark is available for use as a domain name.
Vakilsearch's search tool allows you to conduct a free TM search online.
The Indian trademark database link also allows for an online trademark search on the trademark registry. The trademark registry will then conduct the search and send you a report of any trademarks that are similar to or potentially conflict with yours. When conducting a trademark search, a company should consider the four steps listed below:
  • Determine whether or not they should file a trademark application
  • Determine the type of trademark they require
  • Submit a trademark application to the trademark registry
  • Safeguard their intellectual property.

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