There is nothing worse than buying a website or domain name and then receiving a letter from a global mega-brand that says we are not allowed to use the domain.
We know this because it has happened to us. 🙁
Below are a list of tools that you can use to do legal research on trademarks, patents etc…
Trademark Electronic Search System Use the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) to perform basic, boolean and advanced searches for trademarks.
SEC Filings and Forms Check out the Securities and Exchange Commission’s database for company filings.
Patent Electronic Business Center Search the patent office’s records for full-text and full-page image returns on your competitors’ issued and published patent applications.