Trademark Checking

Hello, I was wondering if there is a website where we can check if a name we are submitting is Trademarked across all countries. Or is this something that has to be checked within each individual country? I know in some contests it is already checked in the US Trademark Database ? Is Checking if a name is trademarked a responsibility of Creatives or is solely the responsibility of the CH ? I find it complicated. Thank You :slight_smile:

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@ChristyMay; Trademarkia.com and godaddy.com are two that I use. I had one for australia though can’t find it at the moment. :smile:

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I was using Trademarkia.com as well but then a CH said they really liked my name but it was already trademarked in the same industry. I apologized and told him I didn’t find anything on Trademarkia. He sent me this link and sure enough it found a registered trademark. It’s seems pretty official too!

http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=searchss&state=4810:d07vq6.1.1

Note: This only searches the U.S. database.

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Yes I’m familiar with the uspto.gov. I’m at a lost why it wouldn’t be on trademarkia, perhaps they were taking a dead application into consideration without knowing that the trademarked had been abandoned, or they prefer not to touch “it”, if it’s live or dead.

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@ChristyMay, A wide span in legal rules for different national jurisdictions means that what might appear as available and free from trademark infringements in a specific industry would be invalidated by being unsuitable for trademark protection…

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@kral I just went and checked to be sure and Trademarkia is pulling it now. Maybe it always was. Now I’m just confused. Either way I’m going to be using uspto. Sorry for the confusion :grin:

I use this one that shows all countries: https://www.tmdn.org/tmview/welcome

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Thank you…very helpful !!! :heart_eyes:

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That link you gave is the site I use.

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If a name is trademarked for lets say a shop in Brazil but there is no U.S trademark, can a company use it here or no?

I think this is where it gets confusing, my understanding is each country has its own set of policies and rules. Someone more knowledgable than me would have to answer this.

@Efry: Below is some easy to understand info regarding Common TM laws(state) and Federal or International.
** In answer to your question: If that particular country also recognizes or uses the ® symbol, then the answer is no. For example,The following foreign countries use the ® symbol to indicate that a mark is registered in “their country:” Most countries honor and are in agreement and uphold a united states Federal TradeMark Symbol ®, other than Iran & Iraq, and a couple unheard of’s are yet unclear.
Belgium
China (People’s Republic)
Costa Rica
Denmark
Ecuador
Germany
Guatemala
Hungary
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Poland
Sweden
*The fist link is for INTERNATIONAL COPY RIGHT LAW RELATIONS.

http://www.bitlaw.com/source/tmep/906_01.html

http://www.bitlaw.com/trademark/federal.html#benefits

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