Trademark search: how to do a quick search at the USPTO website

Nolo’s intellectual property expert Rich Stim explains how to conduct a quick trademark search at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website.

Before you invest too much time or money in a new business or product name you should perform a quick — and free — trademark search to see if any competitors have registered a similar name. This video explains how to do this search.

For more information about intellectual property issues, visit Nolo’s Patent, Copyright &Trademark Center at

You might also check out Rich Stim’s blog: Dear Rich: Nolo’s Intellectual Property Blog ( where Rich provides easy-to-understand answers about copyrights, trademarks, patents, and related law.

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