A list of identical or similar marks to the proposed mark will be displayed.
Complete trademark information for every similar or identical trademark which contains Trademark Application ID/Number, Status, Date of filing, Classes, image (if any).
Trademark proprietor's information including the name and address of the owner
Trademark attorney's information including name and address of the attorney
Updated trademark timeline which shows the current status of the filed trademark application.
A list of trademark documents filed with the registrar along with the date of filing of the requisite documents.
The Trademark Search will help you to determine the mark you want to register for product or services is legally available or already using by another business to ensure not to infringe someone else's property rights. find the identical mark in the same class would restrain your mark to get registered.
To perform a trademark search before filing the trademark application you need to know the trademark classes as per the NICE classifications; an international classification of goods and services. The trademark search contains the filters to find out the similar trademark in similar class in order to eliminate the conflicts.
Although it is not mandatory to hire an attorney for conducting a trademark search before filing but it's advisable to seek a professional help to handle the trademark search. You will get the list of the marks similar to the proposed mark along with the attorney's legal opinion regarding the trademark registration possibilities.
A preliminary trademark search also known as knock-out search, is an initial step in the trademark registration process before spending time and money for a mark. Generally, it involves the search through the trademark database either at ipindia (the government site) or quick company's trademark search data service. It's a quick search to determine the identical trademarks which are already registered for any products or services that are similar to yours.
However, a preliminary trademark search doesn't ensure the registration of the proposed mark. It only shows the obvious possibilities of conflicts with the identical marks.
In India trademark is designated by the two symbols, i.e. 'R' and 'TM'. Trademark symbol 'TM' is a provisional symbol, used for unregistered Trademarks and symbol 'R' signifies the registered trademark which can be used by the registered proprietor of the mark.
Comprehensive trademark search has the wider scope of search as compared to preliminary trademark search because comprehensive search is performed by the specialised attorneys. These attorneys or firms has the access to the trademark database of multiple platforms including company names, state trademarks, domain name database, publications. Comprehensive search examines these additional databases for a complete and thoughtful comparison of terms.
Comprehensive trademark search is a formal search which gives the legal opinion regarding the risks you may face while registering your trademark.
Preliminary trademark search eliminate the future possibilities of:
Broadly, three types of trademark search one can perform before filing online trademark registration. Out of which informal and preliminary trademark search can be perform on your own. But comprehensive trademark search can done by only experienced trademark attorneys. A comprehensive trademark search is always a better choice among the all searches because it gives you more information and protection against risks of rejection of trademark application.
If you are already hiring the experienced trademark attorney for filing the trademark application then the trademark search will often performed by the attorneys as a part of the trademark registration process.
Selecting a good trademark is a crucial step to protect your intellectual property. In India different kind of trademarks are there, like word, sign, color, symbol, shape etc. but it has to be unique. Most people make mistakes while choosing the trademark or brand name. To minimize such mistakes, you need to follow the guidelines which are: