Delphi, IN asked in Trademark for Indiana

Q: If I file for a trademark, will the trademark office conduct a search for me?

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Paul Overhauser
Paul Overhauser
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Well, the Trademark Office (either Federal or State) will conduct their own trademark search, but it will not be "for you;" it will be to determine whether your mark is confusingly similar to another registered mark. If they find a conflict, they will reject your application, and you will have lost your filing fee. That is why it is a good idea to do a trademark search before you file, or better yet, before you select your trademark.

Paul Overhauser


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