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Searching for Trademarks

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) contains the records of active and inactive trademark registrations and applications, some of which could be found in the USPTO's examination of your application to be grounds for refusing to register your mark. 

Some trademark owners with valid and protected trademark rights do not choose to register their marks with the USPTO, so those marks will not be found in this database.  However, you should still consider these other marks when adopting a mark for your goods and/or services.  If a trademark is being used in the United States, the owner may have legally protected rights that are not the result of the USPTO registration process.

Search Options

Basic World Mark Search (new users) - allows for searching of the most commonly searched fields: word marks, serial or registration numbers, and owners.

Word and/or Design Mark Search (structured) - search word and/or design marks.

   NOTE: You must first use the Design Search Code Manual to look up the relevant Design Codes.

Word and/or Design Mark Search (free form) - allows you to construct word and/or design searches using Boolean logic and multiple search fields.

   NOTE: You must first use the Design Search Code Manual to look up the relevant Design Codes.

Browse Dictionary -  browses all fields in the database unless you limit to a particular field.  Results are returned in a dictionary-style (alphabetic) format.

Search OG Publication Date or Registration Date - searches the Official Gazette for marks published or registered on a particular date.


 Additional assistance can also be obtained through the reference department of the Arkansas State Library.