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This trademark blog and informational section of the website is meant to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about trademark searching, filing, and registration.

Why Our Trademark Searches Are Unique

  One thing that makes our firm extremely special is the type of trademark search that we offer to our clients.  The trademark search we conduct is called a federal, state, and common law search. This looks through three different areas that could be a problem for the trademark you’re considering using. A full federal […]

How to Conduct a Trademark Search

Want to learn more about trademark searches? Here are the fundamentals of how a trademark search is performed.

Should I Conduct A Trademark Search Before Using My Trademark?

Although a trademark search is one of the earliest and most basic considerations in using and registering a trademark, it’s also one of the most often overlooked. The excitement of developing a new product or service and coming up with a name, logo and/or tagline, combined with the extra time and legwork required in conducting […]

Trademark search for an APP or name of a software program

(The following is a summary of the video above). Hey everyone, this is Steve, Chief Paralegal here at Gerben Law Firm.  Today I am going to look at one important element to consider when running a trademark search for the name of an APP or software program.  This element is the “classes” you want to check […]

Performing a trademark search for a brand of clothing

(The following is a transcript of the video.) Greetings! Its Steve, chief paralegal and researcher here at Gerben Law Firm.  And today we are going to look at how to run a trademark search for clothing. Just as an overview, the government breaks all products and services down into 45 different classes. So what we’re […]

Conducting a trademark search for the name of a beer or brewery

(The following is a transcript of the video above.) Hey everybody, this is Steve, chief paralegal and researcher here at Gerben Law Firm. Today, we’re going to look at running a trademark search for beer.  As a general overview, the government breaks all products and services down into 45 different classes. So what we’re going […]

Why Free Trademark Searches Don’t Work

If you’re thinking about running a free trademark search, check out this video first.