The trademark search will help check whether the mark that individuals or businesses wish to register is “duplicate or confusingly similar” with other registered trademarks to provide a reasonable solution to modify so that the mark intended to be registered is capable of granting a protection title.
After registration, the search will help individuals and businesses to check whether the information in the granted trademark certificate is correct with the data in the information system of the National Office of Intellectual Property; in case of any errors to correct them promptly.
Trademark search helps trademark owners, especially reputable and well-known trademarks, check whether newly filed trademark applications have signs similar to their own granted trademark or not, then carry out the procedure to oppose trademark applications for trademarks showing signs of infringing upon their rights.
After filing an application, the owner who wants to check the filing status can also perform a trademark search to know the stage of the application status of the trademark application.
To check the protectionability of a trademark, customers can do it by themselves by accessing the online industrial property database of the National Office of Intellectual Property or the World Intellectual Property Organization to research.
According to the latest search data of the National Office of Intellectual Property, the search fields are more limited than before: However, here the searcher can research the intended trademark or registered trademark.
The searcher should be interested in the following fields
For registered trademark research
In addition to the fields mentioned above, need to add some fields below, to make the research happen faster:
How to research a trademark on the site of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
A pre-application search for existing trademarks is the first step to take. If the trademark infringes the intellectual property rights of others or violates national laws, the trademark may be refused registration.
Before submitting an international application through the Madrid system, it is advisable to search for identical or similar marks already existing (or pending) in the target market.
Use this guide to learn how to search the WIPO’s Global Brand Database (WIPO’s Global Brand Database) before filing a trademark application and how to search the trademark registers of the national and regional trademarks.
WIPO’s global database allows you to research trademarks registered under the Madrid system, Appellations of Origin registered under the Lisbon system and symbols protected under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention. Several national trademark databases are also integrated in this database. Through this facility can:
Do a trademark search before filing an application for explore identical or confusing mark. It is better to detect an identical or similar trademark before the application is filed than after the application is filed. This information will enable the submitter to make appropriate decisions. It is important to identify identical or similar trademarks:
If the trademark is the identical or similar but the registration for unrelated goods/services, you may decide to continue the registration. Similarly, if the mark is the subject of a rejected application or of an lapsed registration, you can also continue with the registration process.
The intensive search is a completely optional procedure on the part of the applicant. However, this procedure should be carried out as it is the first and important step in the preliminary assessment of whether a trademark should be filed for protection.
However, the trademark search is for reference only and is not a basis for granting or not granting a degree (partially related to the priority right of trademark registration).
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