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Assistance | Trademark Search Services

  • Although we can provide information about the U.S. patent and trademark search process, we cannot give legal advice.

  • The USPTO recommends that inventors contact a patent and tradmark attorney/agent for legal advice and for assistance with the submission of a patent or trademark application. (For a list of patent and trademark attorneys in Oklahoma, search by state (OK) or city (Oklahoma City, Tulsa).

Patent Search Assistance
  • Our staff can assist with a PRELIMINARY U.S. patent search by appointment, using U.S. CLASSIFICATIONS, recommended to determine if someone else has already obtained protection for the invention you plan to make. See General Information Concerning Patents.

  • Please call (405) 744-6546 to make an appointment. This will ensure the availability of search assistance and computer time.

  • Read How to Search Patents, Trademarks via the USPTO website. See the tutorial How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search: A Step by Step Strategy.

  • The Library staff can NOT perform a preliminary patent search on your behalf.

  • We are not patent attorneys and will not interpret/advise regarding search results.

  • There is no charge for utilizing the collection.

Trademark Search Services

  • A search of Federally Registered and Pending Trademarks is recommended for anyone seeking to name a service or product. This search is helpful to determine if someone else has already obtained protection for the name you plan to use in commerce. See Basic Facts About Trademarks.

  • You can perform the search yourself via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's TESS database. For search assistance, please contact us at (405) 744-6546.

  • Read How to Search Patents, Trademarks via the USPTO website.

  • Search includes Federally Registered and Pending Trademarks only, and does not include state registered or common-law marks.

  • For a complete search (federal, state, and common-law marks), please contact the Research Wizard service at the Tulsa City County Library (918) 596-7991 or an attorney.

  • For information on filing at the federal level see the Trademark Information Network.

  • For state registrations, contact the Business Filing Department at the Oklahoma Secretary of State (405) 521-3912.

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