Category Archives: Trademarks

Knock-out searching, the very basics

This page: http://nathenson.org/courses/ip-overview/simple-knock-out-searching/ INTRO TO TRADEMARK KNOCK-OUT SEARCHING Background.  Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of trademark searches: a “knock-out” search and a full clearance search. Whereas a “knock-out” is intended to determine whether any obvious impediments exist regarding the proposed mark, a full search is more comprehensive and is geared towards possible clearance for actual use […]

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