Get Your Free Basic Search



Are you getting the real deal?

Make sure your trademark is available before you spend time and money applying.

A basic search is usually done free of charge. This will point to direct conflicts such as exact marks in the same class. You can also do a basic search yourself on the free search facility. Is this enough to guarantee your trademark's availability?

The answer is 'NO' - only a comprehensive search can accurately pinpoint conflicts and establish registrability. Our comprehensive searches are done by experienced, trained searchers with many years of specialised knowledge and are far more in-depth than the basic search. A comprehensive search is done on all available databases and includes confusingly similar marks in all conflicting classes.

Our clients include well-known law firms, legal consultants and brand managers.


The differences between a basic search and a comprehensive search


The basic search

  • Trademark applications based solely on a basic search have a failure rate of up to 80% or more.
  • The results are narrow - it does not check for plurals, synonyms, phonetic-, visual- or conceptual similarities.
  • Conflicting classes are ignored.
  • Only one database is searched.

    The comprehensive search

    • Nearly a 100% of trademark applications are successful if a comprehensive search was done.
    • Unlike some service providers, our search methods comply with international industry standards. We search everything.
    • All conflicting classes are searched.
    • We search on multiple databases