Searches

  • Trademarks
Our firm conducts searches at The US Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Search Library. We use the same system used by Examining Attorneys at the USPTO.
We also conduct trademark design searches.
In addition, we can provide you with a Full Search – US Patent and Trademark Office, 50 State Registers and Common Law.
 
  • Patents
Our firm does not conduct patent searches. Nor does the firm perfom patent prosecution.

The only related patent searches we conduct are assignment, reel/frame and ownership searches.

  • Copyrights
Conducting a Copyright search of the records of the U.S. Copyright Office entails the blending of manual index cards and computer records.

For registration and renewal records after 1978, the records are computerized. Prior to 1978, searches must be conducted in multiple manual Indexes. Each
Index file differs in the information it contains and therefore how it must be searched. We don’t give off-the-shelf reports; our reports are tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.

  • Assignment and Ownership for Patents and Trademarks
Assignment searches can be conducted based on the following criteria:

  • Trademark Registration Number
  • Trademark Serial Number
  • Patent Number
  • Owner
  • Applicant
  • Assignee
  • Assignor

We provide you with the PTO abstract of title. It does not include the underlying assignment documents. We can provide you with copies of the underlying assignment documents as well. (Link to patent and trademark assignment documents).
Often assignment issues involve a multitude of PTO database records, the underlying assignment documents, and PTO files. In these instances, the resident assignment guru can be employed to plum the depths of the PTO to fathom chain of title problems and to propose possible corrective measures. There are many, many errors in the Assignment Branch, both in the initial preparation of documents and in the PTO’s entry of such information. Transposition of numbers is common on both sides of the aisle. It is through understanding of this and other common mistakes, as well as database limitations, that enable us to ferret out the issues in seemingly incomprehensible assignments that throw the wrench in the title to your property.

  • Assignment and Ownership for Copyrights
Assignment searches can be conducted based on the following criteria:

  • Title
  • Assignor
  • Assignee

We provide you with an abstract of title. It does not include the underlying assignment documents. We can provide you with copies of the underlying assignment documents as well. (Link to copyright assignment documents).

  • Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly BATF)
Our firm conducts searches of all filings with the Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms).  We can also obtain copies of beverage labels.