Last Published: 10/7/2020

You can search all applied-for and registered trademarks free of charge by using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). If your mark includes a design element, you will have to search it by using a design code. To locate the proper design code(s), please consult the USPTO’s Design Search Code Manual.

You may also conduct a trademark search by visiting the USPTO’s Public Search Facility or by visiting a Patent and Trademark Resource Center near you. These resources are free to the public.

For additional assistance, you may wish to hire an experienced trademark attorney. If you are a foreign-domiciled trademark applicant, registrant, or party to a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceeding, you must be represented at the USPTO by a U.S.-licensed attorney. Learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney to assist you with your search and application.