How to do a FREE Trademark Search

Starting anything without checking for trademarks can put you in trouble at some point of time or other. It may be possible that in your country the trademark may not be available but somewhere in other part of the world some third person may have registered a trademark that collides with your name.

Always do a preliminary trademark search before you

* Register a Domain Name
* Register Business Names
* Selecting New Product or Brand Names

Initially it would cost no less than $1000 to do a official trademark search through an attorney. The best less expensive way is to do it for yourself. Search the trademark databases available in different countries online although it is not 100% foolproof. Although i have published URLs to only specific important countries, the complete formation available at WIPO Trademarks Database site.

Madrid International Registrations http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/services

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (CommunityTrademarks) http://oami.eu.int/CTMOnline/RequestManager/en_SearchBasic

Australia http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/trademarks/search_index.shtml

Austria
http://www.patent.bmvit.gv.at

Brazil
http://www.inpi.gov.br

Canada http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/cipo/trademarks/search/tmSearch.do

Chile
http://www.dpi.cl/tapa.asp?cuerpo=486

Czech Republic

http://isdvapl.upv.cz/servlet/page?_pageid=82,110&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30

Estonia
http://www.epa.ee/client/default.asp?wa_id=438

Finland
http://tavaramerkki.prh.fi/

France
http://www.icimarques.com/
(access subject to payment)

Germany
https://dpinfo.dpma.de

Hong Kong
http://ipsearch.ipd.gov.hk/tmlr/jsp/index.html

Hungary
http://elajstrom.hpo.hu/HPOAdatbazisok/hophandler?lang=EN

Ireland http://www.patentsoffice.ie/eregister/Query/TMQuery.asp

Israel
http://patentim.justice.gov.il/db1.htm

Japan
http://www.ipdl.inpit.go.jp/homepg_e.ipdl

Mexico
http://marcas.impi.gob.mx
(access subject to payment)

New Zealand http://www.iponz.govt.nz/search/cad/dbssiten.main

Poland http://www.uprp.pl/patentwebaccess/databasechoose.aspx?language=english

Republic of Korea
http://kipricd2.kipris.or.kr/eng/

Russian Federation
http://www.fips.ru/ensite/dbs/dbs.htm

Slovakia
http://www.upv.sk

Slovenia
http://www2.uil-sipo.si/dse.htm

Spain
http://www.oepm.es/

Sweden
http://www.prv.se/eng/trademarks/index_rseng.html

Switzerland https://www.swissreg.ch/srclient/faces/jsp/start.jsp

United Kingdom
http://www.patent.gov.uk/tm.htm

United States of America http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm

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