Can your office do a trademark search?

After a trademark application is filed, the USPTO will conduct a search of the records as part of the official examination process. The official search is not done for the applicant but rather to determine whether a mark which has been applied for can be registered. You can conduct a search online using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) or by visiting the Public Search Facility, located on the first floor of the Madison East building at 600 Dulany St., Alexandria , VA 22313 , is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. , Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Assignment information is also available at the Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries throughout the United States.

Also, certain information may be searched at a Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL). For information on the nearest PTDL, go to If you need to locate an attorney specializing in trademark law, local bar associations and the Yellow Pages usually have attorney listings broken down by specialties.

USPTO FAQ - Questions and Answers (04OCT2004)