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How do i know if a game name is teken ?

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I want to make a game and i want to know if the name of the game i choose is already taken by another game on the market. Is there any way, besides google-ing ?

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Don't limit yourself to a single search engine. Try them all.

Also, don't limit yourself to the exact spelling, try a few variations.



Next, pay a visit to your country's trademark office web site. Search for the name and variations of the name in there, too.

Search a few other major country's trademark office web sites as well.

Keep a record of all the places you searched, and the names you searched for.

Also, check that individual words are not legally protected (ie: bank, trust, etc) although this is rarely a problem with games.



If you still can't find it then you've done a diligent search for the name, you can't find it either in use or in commerce or registered, then keep your documentation of your search and use the name.

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