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Marta Krzyśków-Szymkowicz
patent & trademark attorney
Joanna Janoszek
patent attorney
patent & trademark attorney
Magdalena Maksimowska
patent & trademark attorney
Alicja Kicińska-Fujawa
attorney at law
patent & trademark attorney
Jakub Skrzypczak
patent & trademark attorney
Urszula Nowak
patent & trademark attorney

What is a trademark search?

A trademark search is a review and analysis of filed/registered trademarks that are identical and/or similar to the selected designation, performed by qualified patent and trademark attorneys and search specialists.

A properly performed search enables clients to:

  • decrease the risk of infringing third parties’ rights, and in this way save time and money when introducing products with the selected trademark to the market,
  • draw up effective sales and promotion strategies for goods and services,
  • make more informed decisions when engaging in brand development,
  • protect their resources more effectively,
  • amend the list of goods and services in a trademark application to increase the chances of obtaining protection,
  • monitor competitors’ activities.

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Types of searches performed by JWP:

  • trademark search with opinion – search for identical and similar marks with assessment of chances of registration through the analysis of distinctiveness of the searched designation. Indication of trademarks which may constitute a basis for an opposition filed by their proprietors. Collection of initial information on potential market risk resulting from prior rights.
  • trademark search without opinion – indication of trademarks which may constitute a basis for an opposition filed by their proprietors.
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    Additional search options for the types of searches mentioned above:

    countries of the European Union – search among trademarks registered in the countries of the European Union under national procedure. Especially useful if the client intends to file a trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

    pharmaceuticals – search for identical and very similar names of dietary supplements and medicinal products and which obtained marketing authorization in Poland.

    trade names and domain names – search for identical names in the National Court Register and the Central Business Activity Register and Information Record, and among domain names.

    names of plant varieties and geographical indications – search for identical names in databases containing the names of plant varieties and geographical indications for foodstuffs/agricultural products and alcoholic beverages.

  • device  search – search for visually identical and similar marks in the light of figurative elements, with assessment of chances of registration. Indication of trademarks which may constitute a basis for a potential opposition filed by their proprietors. Collection of initial information on potential market risk resulting from prior rights.
  • clearance search – search for identical and similar marks in order to establish whether the client who intends to use his mark without registration may be threatened by infringement claims raised by a third party.
  • other types of search – our firm also performs other types of searches (for instance, legal status verification – checking the status of a trademark, portfolio – itemized trademarks filed/registered in the name of a specific entity).

 

 

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