Trademark searches and watches

Before commencing with the use of a new trademark, expanding into a new market, or filing a trademark application, a search of relevant trademarks should be performed to identify existing, earlier trademarks that might be infringed or might otherwise pose a potential obstacle to the use or registration of a desired trademark.

KIPA offers comprehensive trademark availability searches include full searches of  relevant registers, covering identical and similar trademarks.  We identify earlier trademarks that may be obstacles and provide advice on how these obstacles might be overcome.  We can advise you on which search strategy is optimal to suit your needs within your means.

Trademark watches are used to maintain the value and enforcability of trademarks and trademark portfolios by preventing the dilution of one’s trademark by potential infringers.  We recommend trademark watches to our clients and provide them with a full range of watching and monitoring services in accordance with their individual needs and budgets requirements.