What trademarks are, how they can benefit you or your organization, and why registration is important. Search and study trademarks, including all marks that were cancelled, expunged, abandoned or refused. The role of the Trademarks Opposition Board and information about opposition and section 45 proceedings. All related publications. You will not receive a reply. Skip to main content Skip to "About government".
A trademark that meets all three criteria will prevent your trademark from being registered because it creates a likelihood of confusion. Search our trademark database TESS. Searching is only one part of a thorough clearance search. There may be trademarks that are not in our database that have rights over yours. Check other sources, such as state trademark databases and the internet. We will carefully examine your application to see if your prospective trademark meets the requirements for federal registration. Although this includes doing our own database search, there are many considerations. We may find a conflicting mark or another legal issue that bars your registration. If you are an applicant, registrant, or party to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings domiciled in the United States or its territories, you are not required to have a U. However, deciding what to search for and interpreting your results can be complicated.
A trademark also written trade mark or trade-mark  is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign , design , or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others,   although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks. A trademark may be located on a package , a label , a voucher , or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity , trademarks are often displayed on company buildings. It is legally recognized as a type of intellectual property. The first legislative act concerning trademarks was passed in under the reign of Henry III , requiring all bakers to use a distinctive mark for the bread they sold.
Visit Us Contact Us. A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights. In principle, a trademark registration will confer an exclusive right to the use of the registered trademark.