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Introducing the USPTO’s New Cloud-based Trademark Search System with Basic and Advanced Search Options

19-Sep-2023 | Source : The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) | Visits : 907

ALEXANDRIA - As the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently noted, it is improving search tools frequently used by patent and trademark filers and web visitors to provide a more multi-faceted, reliable search experience. To that end, USPTO is excited to announce the launch of the beta version of our new trademark search system, a press release stated by USPTO. 

This new, cloud-based search system will replace USPTO current system (Trademark Electronic Search System, or TESS) to make searching for trademark registrations and/or applications easier – a necessary step for any aspiring or current business owner looking to protect their brand. The new system provides users with a stronger industry-standard search syntax and offers both a simplified, basic search interface as well as a more advanced search interface for more complex searching.  

Though customers may still use TESS, it will be permanently retired later this year, and the Office will share the official retirement date in the next few months. To assist with the transition to the new search tool, USPTO is offering multiple virtual demonstrations and trainings to ensure comfort and familiarity with its use. Each session will cover system capabilities and end with a question-and-answer period (note: the information covered in each session will be identical). USPTO invite you to attend one of the following live sessions:

• Register for Tuesday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to noon ET 

• Register for Thursday, September 28, from 3-4 p.m. ET 

This fall, USPTO will be holding more formal training webinars on basic federal trademark searching and advanced federal trademark searching.  

For more information on the new trademark search tool or to learn more about the upcoming transition away from the TESS system, please visit the search trademark database webpage of the USPTO website.


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