What are the advantages of a trademark search?

Trademark applications or registrations can infringe older trademarks and thus trigger claims for damages, among other things. A trademark search for older identical and similar trademarks therefore protects you from further costs due to trademark infringements or the rejection of the trademark application. We search all relevant trademark registers: national trademarks (e.g. U.S. trademarks), IR trademarks (internationally registered trademarks by WIPO), EUIPO (EU trademark) etc.).

Is an Internet search not enough?

No. A professional similarity search uses special software technology that also finds similar trademarks in sound and writing. Only through the analysis of a lawyer specialising in trademark law can the risk of infringement be assessed. In addition to the similarity of the signs, the similarity of the protected goods and services must also be examined.