Introducing the USPTO’s new cloud-based trademark search system with basic and advanced search options

As we recently noted, we are improving our search tools frequently used by patent and trademark filers and web visitors to provide a more multi-faceted, reliable search experience. To that end, we are excited to announce the launch of the beta version of our new trademark search system.   

This new, cloud-based search system will replace our current system (Trademark Electronic Search System, or TESS) to make searching for trademark registrations and/or applications easier – a necessary step for any aspiring or current business owner looking to protect their brand. Our new system provides users with a stronger industry-standard search syntax and offers both a simplified, basic search interface as well as a more advanced search interface for more complex searching.  

Though customers may still use TESS, it will be permanently retired later this year, and we will share the official retirement date in the next few months. To assist with the transition to our new search tool, we are offering multiple virtual demonstrations and trainings to ensure comfort and familiarity with its use. Each session will cover system capabilities and end with a question-and-answer period (note: the information covered in each session will be identical). We invite you to attend one of the following live sessions: 

Register for Tuesday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to noon ET  

Register for Thursday, September 28, from 3-4 p.m. ET  

This fall, we will be holding more formal training webinars on basic federal trademark searching and advanced federal trademark searching.  

Our improvements are never done. We welcome your feedback on the beta release to help further strengthen the system. Look for the blue “feedback” button on the right side of the new trademark search system webpage to send us suggestions. 

For more information on the new trademark search tool or to learn more about the upcoming transition away from the TESS system, please visit the search trademark database webpage of the USPTO website. 

Visit our USPTO events page to see all upcoming trainings and our web improvements page to stay informed on all the latest updates.