Preliminary Knockout Availability Search – USA

A preliminary knockout search is a limited search — typically limited to federal and/or state trademark application filings and registrations — to see if there are any clear and obvious obstacles. At Joshua IP our preliminary searches are done using professional search tools that typically provide better results that searching directly on

A preliminary knockout search typically does not include common law searching — such as websites, social media, business records, etc. If you are looking for a search that includes common law records, a comprehensive search (which is a more costly search) would be a better fit.