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Trademarkia

December 13, 2010 09:00 ET

Protect Your Social Media Identity From Squatters and Hijackers With New Social Brand Management From Trademarkia

World's Largest Trademark Search Engine Launches Free Social Brand Protection Tools Covering 500+ Social Networks; Trademark Reservation and Cease/Desist Services to Help Marketers Protect Their Brands

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - To help small businesses protect their brand assets against squatters and hijackers in the social media space, Trademarkia.com, one of the fastest-growing legal search engines, announced the launch of its new social brand management tools that enable small businesses to manage and defend their brand identities across more than 500 social networks.

Brand squatting and theft are problems in the realm of social media, especially for small businesses who often lack the resources to claim and monitor their brand identities across social websites. Because most social networks do little to ensure that usernames are a legitimate representative of that brand, this exposes the real brand owners to risk damage to their reputation and loss of their customer base.

Trademarkia.com's social management tools provide a free brand username search and alert businesses whenever their brand names are used by another party. To help brand owners stop theft on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, Trademarkia users can even request Cease and Desist letters to be issued to the offending party through attorneys in the Trademarkia network for just $185.

"We're delighted to bring new functionality to the web that addresses the needs and concerns of small business owners in their quest to increase revenue through a higher level of social media engagement with their customers," said Raj Abhyanker, CEO of Trademarkia. "Effective brand management is important for any size business, and this service brings big-brand capabilities to small businesses across the country."

In addition to monitoring and protecting their brand, businesses can pay as little as $29 per month for Trademarkia to keep their social stream active by posting tweets, blogs and Facebook status updates for them. 

Trademarkia is now the world's largest social media search engine and the largest visual search engine for all US Trademarks. The site publishes publicly available government trademark registration data, and unlike the U.S. government's cumbersome Trademark Office site, makes it accessible and intuitively searchable by name, keyword, category and more. The site lists more than 6.5 million records for both active and "dead" (out of service) trademarks dating back to 1870.

Brand owners can also use Trademarkia.com to file their own trademark application in 55 countries.

Brand managers, industry analysts and leading media outlets such as TechCrunch and Wikipedia use Trademarkia to fact check and report breaking news based on new trademark registrations, which are posted immediately when updated.

"Before Trademarkia, companies would have to employ market researchers or attorneys to track and register trademark filings -- an expensive proposition, even for larger companies," Abhyanker said. "Trademarkia makes that process so much easier and affordable, allowing any size business to protect their brand."

To begin your trademark search or get started protecting your valuable social media identities right now, visit www.trademarkia.com.

About Trademarkia
Trademarkia is the world's largest visual search engine for millions of trademarked names, logos, slogans and social media usernames. With tools that empower brand owners with automated trademark search, application and protection services, Trademarkia uses a powerful technology platform alongside public information from the USPTO to provide up to the minute trademark data covering records dating back to 1870. The private company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit www.trademarkia.com.

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