GCA Range Name Register
The GCA's Range Names Register is a comprehensive database of greeting card range names.
Although the register is unofficial and has no legal standing, it has become the first port of call for publishers needing to check if their proposed new range names are already in use. The register has over 1500 entries and is growing by the day. There is no charge for GCA members to check or enter new range names. The register is kept at the GCA's offices and is not sent out.
To check a range name send it to Sharon Little at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If checking more than one name the best format to send them is as an unnumbered list in alphabetical order.
The register is not a replacement for the Register of Trademarks. The GCA advises that any proposed range names are first checked against the register of trademarks to ensure that no trademarks are infringed. This can be done on the Intellectual Property Office website under class 16 Paper Products.