Trademarks -- the names and symbols that identify your business, brand, and products in the marketplace -- are important assets that you need to choose carefully and vigilantly defend. Using the information in this all-in-one reference, you'll learn how to protect:
Product Names, Product Packaging, Logos, Slogans, Domain Names and/or
anything that identifies your company, product, or service
Although not required prior to filing an application, you are encouraged to search the USPTO's trademark database to see if any mark has already been registered or applied for that is similar to your mark and used on related products or for related services. If your search yields a mark that you think might conflict with your mark, you should then check status to see if the application or registration is still "live," since any "dead" mark cannot be used to block a new application.