Trade-marks Database Tutorial
Lesson 6: Search examples using the Advanced Search
We will now look at three examples to see some searches in progress:
- Example 1: Searching availability of potential trade-marks
- Example 2: Searching for competitive information
- Example 3: Searching by design
Example 1: Searching availability of potential trade-marks
You operate a telecommunications business and want to register a new trade-mark that begins with the word "tele."
- Type the word "tele" followed by an asterisk (*). Then click on "Search."
- Take a look at the results and compare them to the trade-mark you have in mind.
Example 2: Searching for competitive information
You operate a business that offers geographical data products and services via the Internet. Before registering a trade-mark, you need to learn what types of trade-marks your competition has been using.
You will search your sector by selecting the "Wares and Services" option from the drop-down menu and searching on the following terms: "geograph*," "data," "Internet."
- Enter the term "geograph*" into Search 1.
Select the "Wares and Services" option
- Enter the term "data" into Search 2.
Enter the term "internet" into Search 3.
Select the "Wares and Services" option for both.
Click the "Search" button and your results will be displayed.
Example 3: Searching by design
You operate an apple pie stand. You want a logo with an apple and a triangle. Prior to completing your logo design, you want to see if a similar trade-mark design has been filed or is registered.
To perform this search, you will need to locate the respective Vienna Code(s).
- Click on the "Vienna Codes" button at the bottom of the page.
You will see the following screen:
- Locate the Vienna Code for an apple: 5.7.23 and check the box (category 5, division 5.7, section 5.7.13 and select auxiliary 5.7.23).
- Next, locate the Vienna Code for a triangle: 26.3.1 and check the box (category 26, division 3 and select section 26.3.1).
- Click on the "Back to Search" button if you want to add other search criteria. This will bring you back to the main search page and the Vienna Codes will automatically be added.
If you do not want to add other search criteria, click the "Search" button.
- Alternatively, if you know the Vienna Code you want to search, enter it into the "Search Text" box and select "Vienna Code" from the search field drop-down list.
You have completed the tutorial and are now ready to perform all sorts of trade-mark searches. If you require further information on any particular topic, you will find additional help files in the database.
Go to the Trade-marks Database now.