The importance of a trade mark search
When a business is looking to register a trade mark, a trade mark search may look like a waste of time and money but the importance will soon show when the letter threatening action of infringement lands in the office.
Any trade mark search undertaken gives information about existing trade marks and whether your proposal will be effected by these in any way.
These searches come with differing price tags, all offered at The Trademarkroom
A free search is available but the information is at surface level and highlights any remote link between marks which would then have to be analysed separately. Many companies feel an investment into a fuller search is worth it for time saving and security factors.
The next level of search The Trademarkroom can complete on your behalf is a UK/CTM trade mark report which looks for any mark that is already registered throughout the EU and UK which your mark could potentially infringe.
A deeper search is also available that still focuses on the UK and EU registered trade marks but has a fuller look into the individual countries registration databases.
Lastly, the most detailed report that The Trademarkroom can offer you looks into all registered marks in all the areas addressed above but also check unregistered trade mark rights for any similarities with your proposed mark.
Choose a search that is suitable for your business but understand the importance of ensuring there is no potential cases of infringement against your proposed mark, so get in contact with The Trademarkroom to action the best search for you
By Ellis Sweetenham