Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
Open Access

The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) is the public search interface for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s database of registered trademarks and prior pending applications. This is the same database of trademarks that is provided to examining attorneys at the USPTO.

TESS contains federally registered or pending trademarks and available information on inactive applications and registrations (i.e. abandoned applications or cancelled or expired registrations). For each trademark, it includes an image and descriptive information. It does not contain any information on state, foreign, or common law trademarks. TESS is updated daily with new registrations.

Dates covered

All currently active federal trademarks and pending applications. Information on applications and registrations that were inactive prior to 1984 is generally not available via TESS.

Resource types
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office