Trademark Searches

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Our Trademark Team

Cardinal’s team of trademark attorneys* generates unique strategies for each project. We develop custom queries to uncover relevant synonyms, phonetic equivalents and misspellings for the target mark. We use advanced searching techniques, broadened goods/services keywords, and related international classes to deliver the most relevant results.

Cardinal offers a wide variety of trademark searches tailored to meet your individual needs. Our trained analysts utilize advanced searching techniques coupled with the most up-to-date trademark databases to uncover registered, cancelled and expired U.S. Federal and State trademarks as well as pending and abandoned U.S. Federal trademark applications. Our analysts also utilize state-of-the-art common law searching techniques to comb through business directories, domain names registers, web pages, and other news, product, and marketing sources.

Detailed Search Results

With every trademark search project, you receive a full PDF report that includes summary tables, copies of all uncovered records in full citation format and a full search history that details the databases, classes and keywords used in the search. You also receive secure access to the report on IP Dashboard, Cardinal’s interactive, web-based report interface. On IP Dashboard, you can easily navigate the report to view records and images, to red flag and sort records of interest, to draft and save comments on records and to generate and download customized PDF reports.
 
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Search Types

U.S. Comprehensive Search

Our U.S. Comprehensive Search determines trademark availability in the United States. Our experienced analysts search the USPTO registers along with state trademark registers, related common law databases, corporate name directories and top level-domain registers to uncover pending and abandoned trademark applications, active and cancelled/expired registrations, business and trade names, domain names and full-text common law citations.

Databases Searched

USPTO, State, Common Law, Corporate Directories, Domain Name

U.S. Knock-Out Search

Our U.S. Knock-Out Search is a thorough but less time-consuming search to determine whether the proposed mark has been registered with the USPTO. Additionally, our Knock-Out Search uncovers pending and abandoned U.S. trademark applications and cancelled U.S. trademarks. If no mark of note is uncovered in a given Knock-Out Search, you may choose to go more in depth with our U.S. Comprehensive Search. If you choose to proceed with a U.S. Comprehensive Search within 30 days after ordering a Knock-Out Search, we are happy to discount the price of the Knock-Out Search from the price of the U.S. Comprehensive Search.

Databases Searched

USPTO

U.S. Design Search-1 Class

Our Design Search – 1 Class looks for trademark design availability within the U.S. Our experienced analysts break down the design elements of the subject mark and utilize the same to uncover pending and abandoned U.S. trademark applications and registered and cancelled U.S. trademarks.

Databases Searched

USPTO

U.S. Merchandising/Licensing Search

Our U.S. Merchandising/Licensing Search determines the availability of a trademark to be used in merchandising campaigns across multiple unrelated industries within the U.S. Our analysts search the same databases as those used in our U.S. Comprehensive Search but expand the query to include product and service designations of multiple unrelated industries.

Databases Searched

USPTO, State, Common Law, Corporate Directories, Domain Name

U.S. Common Law Search

Our U.S. Common Law Search determines the use of a trademark in related industries within the U.S. Our analysts focus the results to include common law product and service designations.

Databases Searched

Common Law, Corporate Directories, Domain Names

U.S. Corporate Name Search

Our Corporate Name Search determines corporate name availability in the U.S. and searches the records of corporate directories such as D&B Dun’s Market Identifiers. This search is beneficial for corporations forming, merging, or qualifying their company.

Databases Searched

Corporate Directories

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U.S. Comprehensive & Design Search

Our U.S. Comprehensive & Design Search combines the best of both worlds and includes our signature U.S. Comprehensive Search and our Design Search – 1 Class.

Databases Searched

USPTO, State, Common Law, Domain Name, Corporate Directories

U.S. Knock-Out & Design Search

Our U.S. Knock-Out & Design Search is particularly suited for marks containing both design elements and distinctive literal elements. This search takes our signature U.S. Design Search one step further by including our U.S. Knock-Out Search, to specifically uncover registered and cancelled U.S. trademarks and pending and abandoned U.S. trademark applications having literal elements that may be applicable to the literal elements of the subject design mark.

Databases Searched

USPTO

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