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What to do before applying


Before applying for a trademark or trade name


It is advisable to ensure that trademarks and trade names have not been previously registered in order to avoid unnecessary costs and procedures. To do this, in the case of a company names, you can consult the Distinctive Sign Search on the SPTO website and perform the appropriate search. If, as a result of the search, you find a prior registration that is identical or similar to the one you wish to register and that is designed to distinguishidentical or similar products, you should bear in mind that if the prior holder opposes, your application may be refused.