Selecting 'word or image' will return trade marks that contain any of the search terms provided.
Selecting 'word and image' will return trade marks that contain all the search terms provided.
For additional help, read our search guide.
SimilarThis search will return trade marks which are like the word you entered. For example one will bring back one, 1 2 3, auto 1 but not bones. It will also return marks which sound the same. For example, Blue and Blu.
ExactThis search will return trade marks which are exactly the same as the word you entered. For example orange will bring back orange but not orange blossom. It will also return marks which sound the same. For example, Blue and Blu.
Contains stringThis search will return trade marks by matching strings of text or numbers within and across the text. For example, Credit will bring back Credit Suisse and Accreditation.
Contains wordThis search will only return trade marks with the exact word contained within the mark. For example, Credit will bring back Credit Suisse. The search will not find words hidden within other words. For example, a search for mile will not find the word smile.
Starts withThis search will return trade marks which starts with the word you entered. For example BOB will bring back Bob and Bobble but not Red Bobbin.
Select 'all' to search for trade marks which contain all of the words you have entered.
Select 'any' to search for trade marks which consist of any of the words you have entered.
If, for example, you wish to search for trade marks that contain images of specific bird, in this instance an owl, then under 'category' select 'animals', under 'division' select 'birds', and under 'section' you can narrow the search further still by selecting the specific species.
What is a classification?
A trade mark must contain a list of the goods and/or services it is going to be used on. This is done using a classification system that is made up of 45 categories, called classes. 'Goods' can be found in classes 1 to 34 and 'Services' in 35 to 45.
If you do not know which class(es) the goods or service are in, you may wish to use the classification search tool TMclass to help you decide which classes you should use in this search.
Alternatively, contact us email@example.com.
There are numerous status types that appear under active and inactive marks. For more information about them, please refer to the status definitions section of our glossary of terms page.