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Trademark Infomation and Searching  

This guide contains links to internet resources on finding trademark information and trademark search tools.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Trademark Information

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.
  • All About Trademarks - Trademark FAQ
    Questions about and answers to all of you trademake questions.
  • Trademark Basics
    A good place to start when researching trademarks.
  • Trademark Design Search Code Manual
    Search by design categories e.g. amimals, food, shapes etc. Search this database first before searching the Trademark Electronic Search System. Browse the Alphabetical Index for an image you are considering using for you trademark e.g. "airplanes". You will see a design code associated with that type of image, in this case, 18.09.01.
  • Trademark Electronic Search System
    Click on Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). This search engine allows you to search the USPTO's database of registered trademarks. Use the Word and/or Design Mark Search (Structured). Enter the design code for the image you searched in the Code Manual. In the field drop-down box, select "Design Code". You will see a list of trademarks that use airplanes in thier design.
  • Kentucky Trademark Frequently Asked Questions
    Information on trademarks in Kentucky.
  • Kentucky Trademark Database
    Search a database of trademarks in Kentucky.

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