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TRADEMARKSCAN® - U.S. State

Last Loaded on Web: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Last Update To Bluesheet: May 1, 2005

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File Description Dialog File Data Special Features Sample Record Sort Rates
Subject Coverage Database Content DIALINDEX/OneSearch Categories Basic Index Rank
Tips Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Report Options
Print Counterparts Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Predefined Format Options


File Description [top]

The TRADEMARKSCAN® - U.S. STATE database, produced by Thomson Compumark, contains information on trademarks and service marks registered with the Secretaries of State of all 50 U.S. states and in Puerto Rico. Corporate name registrations are not included. Trade names, assumed names, and fictitious names are also not generally included, but may be identified for some states.

The TRADEMARKSCAN databases principally serve as preliminary screening tools for checking on the availability of new product and service names. Like the other TRADEMARKSCAN files, the TRADEMARKSCAN - U.S. STATE database should not be used as the sole basis for clearing a new name or for filing an application. If a trademark is not found in the database, it does not necessarily mean that the trademark is available for use. Registration does, however, offer a greater degree of protection from infringement. Before a mark is adopted, additional searching is recommended, especially for common law usage, i.e., marks in use but not registered.

Most records contain the trademark, U.S. and International class numbers, ownership history, goods/services description, status, state of registration, registration number, filing correspondent, claims, disclaims, and date information pertaining to activities such as first use, registration, renewal, abandonment, cancellation, and expiration. Some information (e.g., assignments, registration numbers, and filing correspondents) is not available for all states.

Trademark words can be searched as phrases (ET=), as whole words or word beginnings in the Basic Index, or as word fragments or word endings in the rotated index TR=. Marks consisting of corrupted spellings, unconventional presentations of words, non-Latin characters, or non-English-language words have been enhanced with cross references to facilitate retrieval.

Records for some marks include images. Trademark designs and logos are referenced in appropriate fields, e.g., Design Type (DT=), Lining/Color Claims (PH=), and Design Phrase (PH=).



Tips [top]

Use TR=

to search word fragments; add @ to search word endings

     SELECT TR=MAIL? OR TR=KEY@?

Use SR=

to restrict trademark searches to a specific state

     SELECT SR=ALABAMA AND APPLEBEE?

USE /DESIGN and FORMAT 19

to find and display trademark records and their images

     SELECT word/DESIGN; TYPE S1/19/ALL

USE RANK

to determine which owners have the most registrations in a particular product area

     SELECT IC=
; RANK OW

Use REPORT

to organize search results into tabular output

     REPORT S1/TX,ON/ALL

Use Format 19

to display images when present



Subject Coverage [top]

The TRADEMARKSCAN® - U.S. STATE database includes trademarks and service marks used on every type of product or service that is marketed commercially within the 50 U.S. states and in Puerto Rico.



Print Counterparts [top]

  • None


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: Active Marks: 1900+
Inactive Marks: December 1986+
File Size: Approximately 1,430,200 records as of November 2009
Update Frequency: Weekly (each state has its own schedule of updating: weekly, monthly, etc.)


Database Content [top]

  • Directories


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Trademarks


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • US Only


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • DIALOG Alert Available
  • Image Output Available
  • REPORT Available


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
NATMKS North America Trademarks
TMKAMER All America Trademarks
TMKS All Trademarks
TMKSTATE Trademarks U.S State
TMLEGAL U.S. Trademark Litigation
TRADEMKS All Trademarks
USTMKS U.S. Trademarks


Contact [top]

The TRADEMARKSCAN - STATE database is produced by Thomson Compumark. Questions concerning file content and search strategy should be directed to:

Thomson Compumark
Electronic Information Services
500 Victory Road
North Quincy, MA 02171-3145

Telephone: 617-479-1600
800 Line: 800-692-8833
Fax: 800-543-1983; 617-786-8381


Terms and Conditions [top]

TRADEMARKSCAN - U.S. State is copyrighted by Thomson CompuMark. For Dialog's Redistribution and Archive Policy, enter HELP ERA online. For Terms and Conditions, enter HELP TERMS 246 online.

For Dialog's Redistribution and Archive Policy, enter HELP ERA online. The following terms and conditions also apply.

The information available through The Service is the property of Thomson CompuMark or various content providers and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Information received through The Service is to be used solely for internal purposes. Except with prior written authorization from Thomson CompuMark, no information received through The Service may be duplicated, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise disseminated, in whole or in part, in any form, except that limited reproduction is permitted for distribution within your internal organization. Under no circumstances may copies produced under this provision be offered for sale or resale, except if user is an attorney or law firm (an "Authorized Attorney") engaged primarily in the practice of law, or an agent of an Authorized Attorney, limited reproductions of outputs by user is permitted for distribution to a client or Authorized Attorney in connection with the Authorized Attorney's legal representation of that client, provided that user is not a company, partnership or entity in the trademark research business, or employed, directly or indirectly, by a trademark research entity. All output must include due acknowledgement that the information is from the TRADEMARKSCAN* databases and contains the applicable copyright notice by Thomson CompuMark. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Thomson CompuMark makes no claim of copyright ownership in any information that is in the public domain.

THOMSON COMPUMARK AND Dialog MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMSON COMPUMARK OR Dialog BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THOMSON COMPUMARK OR Dialog EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF INFORMATION ORIGINATING FROM THE VARIOUS PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICES OR THEIR PUBLICATIONS AND FOR INFORMATION ORIGINATING FROM THE VARIOUS SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICES, AND ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SAID DATABASES RESULTING FROM USE OF SUCH INFORMATION OR PUBLICATIONS.

Without limitation or waiver of any other right or remedy, Thomson CompuMark may terminate the Licensee's access to the TRADEMARKSCAN databases without notice, in the event that Thomson CompuMark believes, in its sole discretion, that Licensee has violated any provision of these Terms and Conditions. Licensee hereby waives, to the extent permitted by law, any claim for damages, injunctive relief, declaratory judgment and any other remedy pursuant to any statute, law, regulation or common law of the United States of any state, arising from such termination by Thomson ComppuMark, and Licensee agrees to indemnify Thomson CompuMark for any damages, costs, or expenses incurred by Thomson CompuMark (including reasonable attorney's fees) by reason of Licensee's assertion of any such claim.

Thomson CompuMark's Terms and Conditions are in addition to those found in Dialog's Standard Service Agreement. If there is a conflict between these terms and conditions and those in Dialog's Standard Service Agreement, Thomson CompuMark's Terms and Conditions will apply.


Dialog Standard Terms & Conditions apply.


SAMPLE RECORD WITH IMAGE [top]

    DIALOG(R)File 246:TRADEMARKSCAN(R)-U.S. STATE 
    (c) 2005 THOMSON COMPUMARK. All rts. reserv. 
     
              01210204    * TRADEMARK IMAGE AVAILABLE * 
  ET=, TR=   HOOFS, PAWS & WHISKERS; COOL STUFF FOR PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE and  Design 
  IC=            T&T INTL CLASS:  42 (Miscellaneous Service Marks) 
  CL=            T&T U.S. CLASS: 100 (Miscellaneous Service Marks) 
  SR=            STATE: California 
  ST=            STATUS: Registered 
  GS=            GOODS/SERVICES: RETAIL SALE WITH THE THEME OF DOGS, CATS, HORSES 
                & BUNNIES. I OFFER UNIQUE & HAND-CRAFTED ITEMS FOR HOME 
                (PEOPLE) & FUNCTIONAL PET ITEMS. HEALTH PRODUCTS & NUTRITIONAL 
                SUPPLEMENTS FOR DOGS & CATS ARE ALSO SOLD. I PRODUCE CUSTOM 
                FITTED DOG COATS & COLLAR. A SELF-SERVE PET WASH IS AVAILABLE. 
  RN=            REG. NO.: 45,868 
  DR=, YR=            REGISTERED: April 22, 1996 
  DU=, YU=            FIRST USE IN STATE: September 1, 1995 
              FIRST USE ANYWHERE: September 1, 1995 
  CO=, ON=, OW=            REGISTRANT(S): PAMELA S. DEMAREST, (A  Sole Proprietor), 2650 
                OGDEN WAY, SACRAMENTO, CA (California), 95825 
                Telephone: 916-646-3459 
  DM=            DISCLAIMS: PETS 
              MANNER OF DISPLAY: USED ON BUSINESS SIGNS, ADVERTISING BROCHURES, 
                LEAFLETS, BUSINESS CARDS, LETTERHEADS AND MAGNETIC SIGNS ON MY 
                AUTOMOBILE 
  PH=            DESIGN PHRASE: THE WORDS "HOOFS, PAWS & WHISKERS COOL STUFF FOR 
                PETS & THEIR PEOPLE". CARICATURE IS COMBINATION OF HORSESHOE 
                FOR MOUTH/SMILE PAW PRINT TO REPRESENT EYES & NOSE. WHISKERS = 
                WHISKERS. 
  Image      
     


SAMPLE RECORD WITHOUT IMAGE [top]

    DIALOG(R)File 246:TRADEMARKSCAN(R)-U.S. STATE 
    (c) 2005 THOMSON COMPUMARK. All rts. reserv. 
     
              00000861 
  ET=, TR=  APPLEBEE'S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR     and Design 
  IC=            T&T INTL CLASS:  42 (Miscellaneous Service Marks) 
  CL=            T&T U.S. CLASS: 100 (Miscellaneous Service Marks) 
  SR=            STATE: Alabama 
  ST=            STATUS: Renewed 
  GS=            GOODS/SERVICES: RESTAURANT SERVICES 
  RN=            REG. NO.: 102,843 
  DR=, YR=            REGISTERED: March 19, 1986 
  DU=, YU=            FIRST USE IN STATE: July 1985 
              FIRST USE ANYWHERE: February 1984 
  DW=, YW=            RENEWED: February 8, 1996 
  CO=, ON=, OW=            LAST REPORTED OWNER(S): APPLEBEE'S INTERNATIONAL, INC., (A 
  EN=              Delaware Corporation), 4551 W 107TH STREET, SUITE 100, 
                OVERLAND PARK, KS (Kansas), 66207 
  CO=, OW=, RO=            RENEWAL OWNER(S): APPLEBEE'S INTERNATIONAL, INC., (A Delaware 
                Corporation), 4551 W 107TH STREET, SUITE 100, OVERLAND PARK, KS 
                (Kansas), 66207 
  CO=, OW=            REGISTRANT(S): CREATIVE FOOD 'N FUN COMPANY, (A Delaware 
                Corporation), 1801 ROYAL LANE, DALLAS, TX (Texas), 75229 
                Telephone: 214-556-2955 
  OS=            ASSIGNEE(S): APPLEBEE'S INTERNATIONAL, INC., (A Delaware 
                Corporation), 3929 BROADWAY, KANSAS CITY, MO (Missouri), 64111 
                ASSIGNOR(S): CREATIVE FOOD 'N FUN COMPANY, (A Delaware 
                Corporation), 1801 ROYAL LANE, SUITE 902, DALLAS, TX (Texas), 
                75229 
                Assignment Date: April 21, 1988 
              MANNER OF DISPLAY: MENUS, SIGNS 
  CO=, LR=            FILING CORRESPONDENT: MARY J. WALCH, ESQ , 7379 ROUTE 32, 
                COLUMBIA, MD (Maryland), 21044 
     


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
REPORT
(FIELD
LENGTH)
FIELD NAME

INDEXING

SELECT EXAMPLES

None None None All Basic Index Fields Word S NEIGHBORHOOD
None TX TX (32) Trademark Text & Enhancements1,2,3 Word Whole word: S KEY
Start of word: S KEY?

1 Use the Basic Index to search complete words, compound words, or word beginnings, e.g., S KEY?. Use the rotated index TR= to search word fragments, or word endings, e.g., TR=MAIL?. Since punctuation is stripped for trademark searching, use the AND operator instead of the (W) operator for the most comprehensive retrieval. Search compound words as the whole word and as its parts, e.g., S KEYMAIL? OR (KEY AND MAIL?).

2 Trademarks consisting of corrupted spellings, unconventional presentations of words, non-Latin characters, or non-English language words are enhanced with cross references to facilitate retrieval. Most enhancements (cross-references) to trademarks are not displayed in the record.

3 Trademarks and owner names longer than 32 characters are truncated in REPORT displays.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
REPORT
(FIELD
LENGTH)
FIELD NAME

INDEXING

SELECT EXAMPLES

None AN None DIALOG Accession Number
AR= AI None Assignor Word
& Phrase
S AR=(CREATIVE(W)FOOD)
S AR=CREATIVE FOOD?
AS= AI None Assignee Word
& Phrase
S AS=(APPLEBEE(1W)INTERNATIONAL)
S AS=APPLEBEE'S INTERNATIONAL?
CL= CL None T&T U.S. Class 6 Word S CL=(MISCELLANEOUS(W)SERVICE)
CL= CL None U.S. Class6 Word S CL=046
S CL=46
S CL=(MISCELLANEOUS(W)SERVICE)
CM= CM None Claims Word S CM=(COLOR(W)RED)
CN= ON ON (32) Owner Country (Non-U.S.) Phrase S CN=FRANCE
S CN=FR
CO= CO None Named Company5 Word
& Phrase
S CO=(APPLEBEE(1W)INTERNATIONAL)
S CO=APPLEBEE'S INTERNATIONAL?
DA= DA DA (10) Date Abandoned4 Phrase S DA=19861126
DC= DC DC (11) Date Cancelled4 Phrase S DC=19851126
DM= DM None Disclaimer information present Word S DM=(BUSINESS(W)SIGN?)
DR= DR DR (10) Date Registered4 Phrase S DR=19860319
DT= DT DT (13) Design Type Phrase S DT=WORD & DESIGN
DU= DU None Date First Used7 Phrase S DU=198402?
DW= DW DW (10) Date Renewed4 Phrase S DW=19960208
DX= DX DX (10) Date Expired4 Phrase S DX=19750322
EN= EN None Owner Entity Word S EN=(DELAWARE(W)CORPORATION)
ET= ET None Exact Trademark Phrase S ET=HOOFS, PAWS?
GS= GS None Goods/Services8 Word S GS=(RESTAURANT(W)SERVICES)
IC= IC None International Class6 Word S IC=(MISCELLANEOUS(W)SERVICE)
IC= IC None T&T International Class6 Word S IC=042
S IC=42
S IC=(MISCELLANEOUS(W)SERVICE)
None IM None Trademark Image
IN= None None International Class Count9 Phrase S IN=2
JC= JC None Filing Book10 Word S JC=AB12
LR= LR None Filing Correspondent Word
& Phrase
S LR=(MARY(1N)WALCH)
S LR=MARY J. WALCH?
None MD None Manner of Display
MT= MT MT (24) Mark Type9 Phrase S MT=FICTICIOUS NAME
ON= ON ON (32) Last Reported Owner3,11 Word
& Phrase
S ON=(CREATIVE(W)FOOD)
S ON=CREATIVE FOOD?
OS= OS None State of Incorporation Phrase S OS=DELAWARE
OW= OW None All Owners12 Word
& Phrase
S OW=(PAMELA(1N)DEMAREST)
S OW=APPLEBEE'S INTERNATIONAL?
PH= PH None Design Phrase Word S PH=CARICATURE?
PO= PO None Portrait Word S PO=(LIVING(W)INDIVIDUAL)
RN= RN RN (11) Registration Number13 Phrase S RN=102843
S RN=102,843
RO= RO None Renewal Owners Word
& Phrase
S RO=ABC
S RO=ABC RENTAL, INC.
RT= None None Record Type Phrase S RT=IMAGE
SR= SR SR (16) State of Registration14,16 Phrase S SR=ALABAMA
S SR=AL
ST= ST ST (22) Status Word S ST=REGISTERED
TR= TX TX (32) Rotated Trademark Text and Word Enhancements1,2,15 Word Word fragment: S TR=MAIL?
End of word: S TR=AIL@?
UD= None None Update9 Phrase S UD=9999
WD= None None Trademark Word Count9 Phrase S WD=4
YA= YA YA (8) Year Abandoned4 Phrase S YA=1985
YC= YC YC (6) Year Cancelled4 Phrase S YC=1985
YR= YR YR (6) Year Registered4 Phrase S YR=1986
YU= YU None Year First Used7 Phrase S YU=1985
YW= YW YW (6) Year Renewed4 Phrase S YW=1996
YX= YX YX (6) Year Expired4 Phrase S YX=1975

4 In a REPORT which includes date fields, NA will appear when the requested date information is not available.

5 Includes OW= (All Owners) plus any other field that contains an organization name, such as LR= (Filing Correspondent).

6 Added to record by Thomson CompuMark.

7 First use anywhere or in State of Registration.

8 Goods/Services field not furnished for all records.

9 Does not display in record.

10 Searchable using journal volume alone or with page number. Does not apply to all states.

11 Includes latest Assignee or Renewal Owner.

12 Contains all owners, past and present, including Assignee, Renewal Owner, and Registrant.

13 Not all states furnish registration numbers.

14 Searchable as the two-character postal abbreviation or full state name.

15 Use the @ character to indicate the end of a word, e.g., TR=MAIL@? when searching in the rotated index. Always use the question mark for the most comprehensive retrieval. Proximity operators (W) or (N) cannot be used with the TR= prefix. Use AND instead.

16 Direct Record Access is available for the State Update Table, which lists the most recent update for each state. Use the command TYPE 9999999/23 to display the table.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/ACTIVE Active Records S S1/ACTIVE
/DESIGN Design Type17 S S3/DESIGN
/DISC Disclaimer information present S S5/DISC
/INACTIVE Abandoned, Expired, Cancelled, Assumed Expired Records S S2/INACTIVE
/NODESIGN Word Only S S4/NODESIGN
/NODISC No Disclaimer information present S S6/NODISC

17 Some records retrieved with /DESIGN may not have images.


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
CL, CO, DA, DC, DR, DU, DW, IC, ON, OW, RN, SR, TX SORT S1/ALL/DU,D
PRINT S5/5/1-24/TX


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. RANK ON


REPORT OPTIONS [top]

Output can be displayed in table format. REPORT codes with field lengths in parentheses are listed in the Search Options tables. Default table width is 72 characters; use SET H 132 to set maximum table width. REPORT S2/TX,ON,YR/ALL.


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

User-defined formats can be specified using the display codes indicated in the Search Options tables. TYPE S3/TX,ON,RN/1-10


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record
3 Medium Trademark, Design Type, International Class(es), U.S. Class(es), Status, State of Registration, Registration Number, and Date Registered16
4 -- Full Record except Full Ownership History
5 -- Full Record
6 -- Trademark, Design Type, International Class(es), U.S. Class(es), and State of Registration
7 -- Trademark, Design Type, Last Reported Owner, Status, Goods/Services Description, and State of Registration
8 -- Trademark, Design Type, International Class(es), U.S Class(es), Status, Goods/Services Description, and State of Registration
9 Long Full Record
19 Full Full Record with Image17,18
23 -- File Update Information by State19
39 -- Image only17,18
49 Short Trademark Only

18 Images can be displayed when searches are conducted on the Internet using Dialog Web, DialogClassic, or DialogLink Version 5.0 or higher.

19 Use the command TYPE 9999999/23 to retrieve information about the currency of the trademark data. Format 23 is free, but can only be used in this context.


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
DIALOG Accession Number for State Update Table9 TYPE 0000001/3
DISPLAY 0000001/3
PRINT 0000001/3


Rates [top]

Rates For File: TRADEMARKSCAN® - U.S. State[246]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $7.70
Cost per minute:                   $1.68
Report Elements                    $0.58
Rank Elements                      $0.00
ALERT (default)                   $29.00
ALERT (Monthly)                * $109.00
ALERT (Biweekly/twice a month) *  $57.00
ALERT (Weekly)                    $29.00
ALERT (Daily)                  *  $29.00
ALERT (Calendar weekly)        *  $29.00
ALERT (Intraday)               *  $29.00
* = custom scheduled Alerts only
ALERT Number of included prints        0

Format    Types   Prints
     1    $0.00    $0.00
     2    $3.50    $3.50
     3    $2.50    $2.50
     4    $3.50    $3.50
     5    $3.50    $3.50
     6    $2.50    $2.50
     7    $2.50    $2.50
     8    $2.50    $2.50
     9    $3.50    $3.50
    19    $3.50    $3.50
    23    $0.00    $0.00
    39    $1.75    $1.75
    49    $0.41    $0.41
    59    $3.50    $3.50
KWIC95    $0.00       NA
KWIC96    $0.00       NA

REDIST/COPY Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
        1-2       1.00
       3-25       1.50
     26-100       3.00
    101-200       4.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00
ARCHIVE Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
       1-25       1.50
     26-200       3.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00
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