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Conducting Common Law Trademark Research

(28 May 2003) Last week, a legal professional asked about information services that perform common law trademark research.

Editor: Thomson & Thomson stands out as a leader in the field of trademark research. It provides both intellectual property databases and research services. For more information about its trademark research services, see the company's Web site.

You may find some of these articles helpful:

1) Kevin R. Harwell, Resources for Searching Common Law Trademarks, Reference & User Services Quarterly, June 22, 2000 (available on LexisNexis)

2) Susan E. Gindin, Researching Trademarks, Information Law, 1998, available at URL http://www.info-law.com/tmsearch.html

3) Martin Schwimmer, Dear Abby: Should I Retain a Trademark Lawyer?, Trademark Blog, December 03, 2002, available at URL http://trademark.blog.us/blog/2002/12/03.html

4) Conducting a Trademark Search, Nolo Legal Encylopedia, 2003, available at URL http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/ency/article.cfm/objectid/

5) Genie Tyburski, Minding the Web, Law Office Computing, Dec/Jan 2001, available at URL http://www.lawofficecomputing.com/about_us/tyburski.pdf

6) Genie Tyburski, Tracking Trademarks on the Web, The Virtual Chase, September 27, 2002, available at URL https://www.virtualchase.com/articles/archive/tracking_trademarks.html



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Created: 28 May 2003
Revised: 8 December 2004 (reviewed)
URL: https://www.virtualchase.com/ask_answer/common_law_trademark_research.html
Suggestions: Genie Tyburski, editor [at] virtualchase [dot] com