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What is a basic federal direct-hit search?

LegalZoom includes a basic federal direct-hit search with your trademark application. This is a search of the USPTO database for marks that are identical to yours.

The government will not let you register a pre-existing name or one that is too similar to a name that has already been registered. This means a search of the USPTO database is essential before starting the registration process.