Great resources but you have to sift through alot of uncommon terms to find what you can use. Also, if you paid attention to the video, the lawyers says even if you do a search and there are no trademarks listed, it doesn't mean it's not a trademark.
Trademarks can sometimes be international. You can't always find international trademarks on a United States gov't website, therefore it isn't the most reliable or thorough.
Plus, just because you register a trademark, doesn't mean it's grounds for immediate cease and desist. Squatters purposely misguiding traffic for profit=cyberquatting or they buy domains, do nothing with them and have no interest in starting a legitimate site like "ebayhelpandassistance.com" or even "ebaysucks.com" that help the community.
If I started either site, I wouldn't be sued. I would have to make it obvious you aren't sponsored or affiliated with ebay. But if I were amazon.com and bought domains like that, forwarded them to my site, pretended to actually be ebay or sponsored by ebay, yeah, it's grounds for a cease and desist order...
Ugh, that lawyer is an insufferable windbag, and not very photogenic. Ummm... that type of search will show you all sorts of things aside from trademarks.
It will show you newly-filed applications, it will show you still-pending refused applications, it will show you Supplemental Registrations (which are not marks), and it will show you US federally registered marks which, in the world of potential trademarks, is a subset. Of those first three categories, all will be marked "LIVE", and many of them will not be enforceable marks...
Looking forward to your own YouTube video Mr. Berryhill. That would be very educational...
I gather you missed the humor intended in my comment.
Pay close attention to where the lawyer is introduced.
It's just hard to compete with quality YouTube material like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp9Gm-aRe5A..
Thanks for all commentsI have compiled a list of Trademark Search Databases. Hope you will like it.
Unites States: http://www.uspto.gov/.
European Union : http://oami.europa.eu.
New Zealand: http://www.iponz.govt.nz/cms/banner_template/IPTM.
United Kingdom: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-find.htm.
Interesting stuff. I have hornymatches.asia and I was toying with the idea of doing a blog keeping away as much as possible from the dot coms theme of an adult dating site. I found a usa trademark but not an australian trademark. Not sure how I search for an international trademark. How safe would I be doing the blog?..