Explanation of how to efficiently use the trademark checks offered by LazyMerch.
In LazyMerch there two ways to check your listings for registered and pending trademarks. On the one hand there is an extra trademark checker tool which is integrated in LazyMerch and on the other hand you can test your entered or imported listings directly in the workspace of LazyMerch.
Trademark Checker Tool
With the Trademark Checker Tool you can test any words and phrases that are independent from the loaded listings in the workspace. To do this, click on “Tools” in the toolbar and select “Trademark Checker” or just simply press CTRL+T when being on your workspace. This opens a new window with an input field. There you can enter the words and phrases you want to check.
Toolbar on Windows
MacOS toolbar on top left while LazyMerch is opened
After you clicked on "Trademark Checker" in tools or used the Shortcut to open it, you'll see the following window.
Trademark Checker Tool Window
In the upper input field you can now insert words, sentences or complete listings. By a click on the "Check Trademarks" button, they are checked for trademarks.
Result of a trademark check request
Found entries will appear in the table below. By clicking on the Serial Number of an entry you will be forwarded to the corresponding entry of the respective patent and trademark office.
In the upper left corner of the trademark checker tool you can select which Nice Classification Classes and which regions should be checked. To select the trademark territory simply click the dropdown field and choose your preferred region. To define for which Nice classes the TM-Checker tool should search, click on the gear icon and tick classes on and off.
Filtering options of the trademark checker tool
Another way to check trademarks is to check a specific listing in the workspace of LazyMerch. In the settings of LazyMerch you can define that this TM check should be done initially when importing listings. Manually you can start this check again by clicking the TM icon of the corresponding listing.
Press the TM button to open the checked trademarks for a specific listing
This will open a window that shows you the found trademarks of your listing for the regions a listing was available in the proper language. The colored letters of the trademark checker tool signalize if there are found trademarks or not. If the tabs are green, it means that nothing was found. If they are red, the region could not be checked or the user has disabled the check for this region.
Found trademarks for your listings in German, French and Italian. Currently the results for Germany (DE) are shown.