Many companies neglect this area of intellectual property and leave themselves vulnerable to attack from similar companies operating in the same space. Trade marks, as well as being a transferable property right which add value to a balance sheet, enable their owners to prevent competitors from using the same or similar trade marks. Businesses must face the fact that if they don’t register their trade marks they could very easily lose them.
A trade mark distinguishes a product or service from that of its competitors and adds value to a balance sheet.
The first step toward registering your mark is to conduct a search to see if there are any existing marks which may conflict with your proposed name or logo.
The instant trade mark searches in any country worldwide are available online through our website.
The identical mark search
This search does exactly as its name suggests and looks for the identical word. It is also used to check the status of registered, pending and lapsed Marks, or to look for a proprietor, agents name or other details such as the goods listing. It is not recommended that a decision to use or register a Mark is made on this search alone.
Full search of the trade marks register
Our full search takes into account phonetic equivalents and misspellings and we supply full goods and specification listings for all marks resulting from the search. If required we can undertake common law searches, company searches and some investigative work in order to establish earlier rights. We also, on request advise on registrability or likelihood of confusion or association with existing marks.
Further, our experienced trade mark professionals will assist you with every step of the Trade Mark Registration process and the on-going Brand Management.