During a naming project, all company or product names we present to clients are at minimum prescreened by us against the USPTO trademark database and a Google due diligence screen. Depending upon the requirements of your project, names are also prescreened against the CTM, the WIPO Madrid Protocol, or other global trademark or specialty databases.
We do this in order to feel confident that the names your attorney submits for final trademark screening and application are at least likely to pass muster for registration. If not, valuable time is lost.
Here is a handy list of trademark and other search sources:
- WIPO Madrid Protocol
- UK Trademark Search
- CIPO (Canada) Trademark Search
- Australian Trademark Search
- India Trademark Search
- US Medline Plus Drug Information Database
- Greenbook Chemical Database
Here are some good information sources regarding trademarks:
For everything else you ever wanted to know about trademarks but were afraid to file, check out The Trademark Blog, written by Zinzin’s very own most excellent trademark attorney, Marty Schwimmer.