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Trademarks

A guide to finding information on trademarks such as fees, forms, terms and searching techniques for both U.S. and International trademarks.

Introduction

Be sure to check out the  What to Look For in Trademark Searching page before starting your trademark search in the following databases/resources.

This page has 3 sections:

Where/How to Search for International Trademarks (Images)

  1. Find the code for your image by using either the search feature or browse the categories in:
  2. Go to ROMARIN (WIPO databse of trademarks filed under the Madrid Agreement):
    • Insert the Vienna Code in the "Contains" box to the right of the "Vienna Classification" field (4th row from the top).   The code must be entered without the dots/periods and all single digits must be expanded to two digits by the use of a leading zero; for example, the Vienna code for "winged horse" is 4.3.5 but must be entered as 040305.

Where/How to Search for U.S. Trademarks (Images)

There are two methods for searching a logo or design:

 

Method 1: Using the Design Code

  1. Find the code for your image by using either the keyword search or alphabetical index in:
  2. Go to TESS (USPTO Trademark Database):
    • Use the "Structured Form Search (Boolean)"
    • Insert the design code (ex., 04.05.03) in the first search box and to the right, change the "Field" box from "ALL" to "Design Code"

Method 2: Using Descriptive Words

  1. Go to TESS (USPTO Trademark Database):
    • Use the "Structured Form Search (Boolean)"
    • Insert the word(s) in the first search box and to the right, change the "Field" box from "ALL" to "Description of Mark"; the second search box can be used for additional words (be sure to change the Field to Description of Mark)

      Winged Horse Example
      1st Line Search: winged and horse Field: Description of Mark Operator: OR
      2nd Line Search: pegasus Field: Description of Mark

Where/How to Search for Arizona Trademarks (Images)

The Arizona Trademark and Trade Name Database does not contain images of marks, nor are the marks as extensively described or classified as they are in the USPTO database.  The only way to search is by the words used in the title (essentially a description) of the mark.

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