A California trademark search can be a costly undertaking, and sometimes you’ll never find what you’re looking for.
Here are some resources to help you with your search and to help keep the search process as hassle-free as possible.
California’s Trademark Search: The California Trademark Office (CTO) has three main areas of business: the state’s registration, the trademark search, and the licensing and protection of the rights of third parties.
If you’re interested in the state of California, you’ll want to visit the CTO’s Trademarks Search page and find the appropriate registration form or the CFO or OMB’s Tradenames and Trademark Protection webpage for your state.
If your state doesn’t have a CTO, you can also call the state bureau of business and economic development (BBAE), which is the state agency that oversees the state trademark registration process.
The bureau of the bureau of trade and commerce (BTC) also administers the state trademarks and has some additional information on the state registration process, including the requirements for obtaining a trademark registration.
For more information, see Trademark search FAQs.
California Trademass and Registration Fees: The BBAE and the BTC both charge a trademark fee for registration.
To see which state has the highest, lowest, or most expensive trademark fees in your state, visit the state-by-state information for your current registration status.
You can also get a free, no-cost, online trademark search tool from the BBAe.
Licensing and Protection of Trademasses and Trademark Applications: The process for trademark applications is also a bit more complicated, but not impossible.
To help you in this process, visit our trademark licensing and trademark protection page.
For specific information on how you can file a trademark application, contact the trademark administrator in your local state government.
If all else fails, you may have a trademark license option that allows you to use a trademark without paying a trademark owner.
For additional information, read how to obtain a trademark in the U.S. and abroad.
Registration and Licensing Requirements: Trademands are registered when a person makes a request for the registration of a trademark, usually when they use a mark.
In most cases, the state has no obligation to approve or renew your trademark application unless the state believes that the applicant is likely to succeed in securing a trademark for their business.
In the event that your trademark is not approved or renewed, the application is generally considered invalid.
Trademand fees vary by state.
In some states, you must pay a fee when filing an application to register a trademark.
To find the state in which you pay the highest or lowest trademark fee, visit Trademanding in the US or Trademanded in the EU.
For a list of states that pay a trademark renewal fee, see the state licensure fee page.
Third Party Trademaster: Trademark application fee information: This section provides information about the registration fees that third parties charge for trademark application.
To get the best possible price on your trademark, you need to have a good understanding of how the registration process works.
If the application you want to use is registered in more than one state, use this information to narrow your search.
If an application you’re applying for is already registered in another state, you will need to look for other options that allow you to file the application in both states.
In this section, you should also know the registration fee requirements in each state.
This information is intended for general information only.
For questions or comments about the information contained herein, you contact the CIO at the above contact person.
License Requirements: The CTO may require that a trademark applicant submit a license application, and this information can help you find the right license.
License requirements vary by county, so be sure to contact your county county licensing authority to find out what licensing requirements apply.
In general, if you are applying for a license to use your mark, you have to pay the license fee.
If licensing is required in another jurisdiction, it is often possible to get a license for a mark in that jurisdiction, but the cost of licensing is higher.
In California, for example, a trademark holder is required to pay $100 for every application for a registration.
The license fee for each application varies from state to state, and you should check with your state licensing authority.
To learn more about California’s trademark license requirements, see How to apply for a California trademark license.
License Renewal Fees: License renewals are fees that are due for a certain number of years after the registration date.
License renewations can also be due for one or more additional years.
Licenses are issued on a biennial basis and can be renewed once every two years.
To renew a license, you