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Intellectual Property Clearance Searches

It is important to ensure that any use of a new business name, brand, product or logo is not going to infringe the legal rights of a third party. Failure to do so can lead to expensive and embarrassing rebranding, and so an appropriate search programme is vital.

Similarly new inventions need to avoid infringing existing patents and so prior art searching is advisiable. We work closely with some of the world’s leading brandowners and branding agencies to help steer them through this potential minefield. We are able to conduct searches both UK and internationally.

Our services include:

  • trade mark searches
  • company name searches
  • domain name searches
  • advertising strapline searches
  • common law searches for unregistered rights
  • design searches
  • patent prior art searching

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