Search engine Trademarkia, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009, is an comprehensive database of over 6.5 million U.S. trademarks filed since 1870, including dead marks. Today, the database is launching a new feature that’s sure to be useful for both startups and large companies—automatic trademark activity notifications.
Trademarkia scans of all the marks and returns results in a visual grid that’s a lot easier to make sense of than the USPTO’s trademark database. You can search by company, theme, product category, or even filing attorney. Companies can also file a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office through the site. And Trademarkia.com offers trademarked logo search that allows users to search inside millions logos for specific features or design elements.
With the new feature, the search engine will deliver instant notifications about new trademark filings and other activities by email. Anytime activity takes place, such as a new filing, approval or “office action,” Trademarkia will deliver you an email alert for the companies, brands or filings you choose. And the service is free.