Canadian Trade-marks Database Tutorial
Lesson 2: Search Basics
The Canadian Trade-marks Database search system is a flexible, yet powerful tool that can be used in many ways to meet your particular requirements. You can perform simple searches or you can perform very complex searches. In this section we will cover the following:
- Trade-mark records and their data categories
- Performing a basic search
- Using wildcards to enhance searches
Trade-mark records and their data categories
Below are data categories found on trade-mark records:
For a more detailed description of each data category see the "Searchable Fields" section of the Database's Help file.
Performing a basic search
- To go to the Canadian Trade-marks Database, click on the
"Trade-marks Database" tab in the left navigation.
- Then, click on "Basic" underneath "Search Options".
- Go to Search Box and enter the text you want to search for in the "Enter search criteria" field.
- Click on the "Search" button and then view
Go to the Canadian Trade-marks Database's Basic Search page now.
Using Wildcards to Enhance Searches
Wildcards are characters that the search engine recognizes. They add flexibility to your searches:
Wildcards can be used in multiple search terms (e.g., Canad*, Gov*).
Wildcards can also be used in front of the search term (e.g., "*national" will match different terms such as "national" and "international").
For more detailed information on wildcards see the "Truncation and Wildcard Characters" section of the Database Help file.