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A service mark search is necessary before registering a new service mark. The purpose is to search all registered service marks already being used to ensure the new service mark hasn't already been used or registered by another. Service mark searches will find all national and international service marks that are identical or "confusingly similar" to the new service mark.
Without conducting a service mark search before using, printing or marketing a service mark, you could be accidentally using a service mark that is already owned by someone else. This could lead to service mark litigation claims against you and can get you and your business in legal trouble. Any litigation can lead to high legal expenses. In addition, if you have already printed or publicly used the service mark, you could lose more money and business. A thorough service mark search can help prevent these problems ahead of time.
An intellectual property lawyer can assist you in conducting a proper service mark search before you begin using your new service mark. An attorney will ensure no one else has already taken the service mark, which will save you from legal problems in the future. Intellectual property lawyers have the expertise necessary to guide you in all laws concerning service marks, including service mark searches.
If you need to conduct a service mark search, contact Attorney Search Network today. Attorney Search Network can refer you to an experienced intellectual property lawyer in your area.
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