Trade mark searches

Prudent steps to assess registrability and availability and to gather competitive intelligence

Trade mark registrations are stored in indexed databases that can be efficiently searched.

Trade mark registrability searches (aka pre-filing searches) are conducted to ascertain whether a trade mark is registrable.

Trade mark clearance searches (aka trade mark infringement searches) are conducted to assess whether a trade mark infringes earlier trade mark rights (i.e. to assess freedom to operate).

Other searches are conducted for strategic reasons – for example, an indication of a competitor’s business intentions can be obtained by watching their trade mark filing activities.

Wadeson trade mark attorneys can advise you which trade mark searches will achieve your business objectives. Our searching expertise arms our clients with information needed to make informed decisions.

We can tailor a trade mark search to your commercial objectives.